Ureshii Hinamatsuri!

Did you know that today is a holiday? Well, for those of you that didn’t mark your calendar, in Japan it just so happens that a festival called Hina Matsuri, sometimes referred to as “girl’s day,” is being celebrated. If you had no idea, don’t feel bad; Being the uninformed, ignorant westerner that I try to pretend I’m not, I myself completely forgot until just yesterday evening, causing a mad scramble to make something presentable to honor this tradition in time. Admiring the elaborate displays of dolls on towering multi-tiered, red stands for as long as I had first been enlightened to such a practice, I had wanted my very own. Swearing many months ago that this would be the year that I attempt to recreate something similar, it should come as little surprise that my preoccupied mind promptly pushed this thought to the very depths of my brain. Thusly, my rushed efforts fell short by about 50 miles.

With my one lone doll, any display I might assemble would pale in comparison to the real thing, but I’m still happy that I was able to recognize the holiday in this small way nonetheless. Looking quite delicate and dainty, my little girl here would probably have been one of the three court ladies had there been another two to join her, but alas, she must go it alone for this time around. I don’t think she minds too much though, since without anyone else of higher rank to force her to a lower status, she seems fairly content to pretend that she’s the empress instead.

9 thoughts on “Ureshii Hinamatsuri!

  1. Well, I don’t know what she is supposed to look like but I think you did a great job – she is adorable!

  2. I’ll be late for the celebration, but the absolute cuteness of your creation has inspired me to attempt making something similar of my own. So adorable!

  3. I did the same thing and didn’t realize it was hinamatsuri, how sad! Anyway, I love your doll, she is very beautiful, she looks so sweet and serene.

  4. You are going to share you pattern, right?!! She is so cute and beautiful!! Such a wonderful little girl!

  5. Your doll is lovely!!! Could you post how you made her? Pattern? Thank you so much!!

    Helen in Malden, MA

  6. She’s so beautiful! I just love all of your craft and food creations! I just stumbled upon your blog today, so I have been going through all of your older posts… just fantastic! :)

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