My mother's friend's empress, 100 years old
There is a custom in Japan that parents give their daughter a set of Hina dolls at birth or on her first birthday, and celebrate her growth wishing for her happiness and health.The set of the Hina dolls with the miniature furniture, household goods and other items are displayed for a several days before Hina Doll Festival held on March 3rd. Some sets are very gorgeous and others are very simple. Hina dolls are very special for girls and more than the dolls. Even though the dolls are broken or soil over the years, we never throw them away like garbage.
I remembered them as Hina Doll Festival was coming. I decided to celebrate Hina Doll Festival
by displaying their belongings once more.
Let's me show you some of them・・・the miniature furniture, household goods
and a pair of folding screens of my Hina dolls. Without their masters, they look lonesome.
All of them are almost 100 years old and I feel very sorry for them
because I have not taken care of them carefully to preserve them.
wooden boxes for Kimono, Japanese national dress
Among them, I especially love a pair of folding screens.
Drawings on the screens depict noble people in the 10th century celebrating New Year's Day.
In those days, the beautiful women had to have long inky hair, slit eyes and plump cheeks.
Don't you think the standard of the beauty differs from time to time??
For your reference.
Compare them with my cellular phone, so you will know how big they are.
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