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Topic: hina dolls... japanese princess and prince for girl's day  (Read 2988 times)
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« on: February 26, 2008 03:09:52 PM »

these hina ningyo are made only from paper... oh and matches!  
they are traditional from japan and some of the simplest of a what can be a very elaborate display.  i was taught to make them from my friend's mother--she entertains kindergardners, so we get along great Smiley
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i need some peach trees and mochi for the bottom tier.  bigger displays often have musicians and more goodies. these guys are each about half the size of my thumb, so the whole thing is pretty tiny.

similar idea... made by my friend from shells https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230176.0

from wikipedia:
Doll Festival (Hina Matsuri)
Date: 3rd of March
Other Names: Sangatsu Sekku (3rd month Festival), Momo Sekku (Peach Festival), Joshi no Sekku (Girls Festival)
Information: This holiday is also known as the Peach Festival because peach blossoms herald the coming of spring and are the symbol of courage and feminine beauty. Young girls put on their best kimonos and visit their friends' homes. Tiered platforms for hina ningyo (hina dolls; a set of dolls representing the emperor, empress, attendants, and musicians in ancient court dress) are set up in the home, and the family celebrates with a special meal of hishimochi (diamond-shaped rice cakes) and shirozake (rice malt with sake).
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008 03:17:53 PM »

Do you know the link to the instructions?

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008 04:21:25 PM »

these are beautiful!  i think your display is simple and elegant at once.  i am going to a Hina Matsuri at the Simpson United Methodist church in Arvada on the first
my kendo class (the upperclassmen, not me though) will be demonstrating there.  (i kind of want to make a kimono to wear, but it kinda snuck up on me.)

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008 04:46:44 PM »

Amazing what you girls can do with tiny paper!!

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