Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hina Matsurin (Friday, March 20, 2009)

Families with daughters have been displaying their Hina-dolls during the month of March in Japan for centuries.  Murakami is an old samurai town with families dating back to the Edo-period.  Some have passed their Hina-displays on and on to the next generation and kept them in pretty spectacular condition.  It has become a tradition for shops and houses to display their old dolls for public viewing.  Ruu, Sako, and Sako’s daughter, Hina, and I walked around all day Friday (another Japanese holiday) and even say the SL train pass through!!

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