hinamatsuri

10 Fun Things You Should Do During Springtime in Japan!

Spring is probably the best season of the year. It is the time when life is at its fullest in everything! The flowers are in bloom, birds are happily chirping, and lovers can be seen taking walks at the park. Spring is basically nature’s way of saying “let’s party!” Don’t miss out on the fun!…

Visit Kitagishima, The Beautiful Granite Island in Okayama Prefecture!

Okayama Prefecture is a popular area on the west side of Japan which boasts many islands, islets, and beaches and attracts both Japanese and international visitors. This area of Japan is both picturesque and historical and is a great place to explore and enjoy! In particular, the Seto Inland Sea region has long been a…

Celebrate the Doll Festival with Baskin-Robbins’ Special Treat!

One of the most exciting things about living here in Japan is how most establishments are prepped up for any event that is to come. While Valentine’s Day may have gone and passed, the next event to look forward to is the traditional Doll Festival, or Hina Matsuri (雛祭り)! Go to any department store and…

Wagashi Calendar: Ohinagashi in March

With the arrival of March, the weather is slowly getting warmer as spring approaches. In the kyuureki, March is known as Yayoi (弥生) which is said to originate from the saying kikusaiyaohi zuki (木草弥や生ひ月) that means the month when the grass and trees are about to grow thickly. The term Yayoi was believed to be…

Celebrate Hinamatsuri with the Sagemon Girls of Yanagawa City!

Yanagawa City in Fukuoka is a popular place for tourists because of its wide canals. The number of tourists has actually increased in recent years. To make sure that this trend will continue, a promo video known as “Sagemon Girls” was created by two organizations. prtimes.jp/ Yanagawa as a Tourist Destination yokoso-japan.jp/ It is no…

Learn the Story of Awashima Shrine and Its Plethora of Hina Dolls!

There are many Japanese superstitions about dolls which were believed to have souls and the power to influence people’s lives. A large number of these dolls are placed on the altar of Awashima Shrine, a shrine dedicated to women in Kada, Wakayama Prefecture. It is popular for “hina ningyo” dolls which are given to young…

3 Non-Creepy Handmade Japanese Dolls to Add to the Collection

I have always been attracted to Japanese dolls. They are not only very sophisticated but are also intricately made by Japanese artists. The dolls reflect the Japanese culture with their elaborately-designed Kimonos and their pale white complexion. What’s unique about these dolls is that they are handmade and it can take up to 1-2 years…

Unusual Holidays in Japan!

todayifoundout.com New Year, Valentines Day and Christmas are celebrated in one form or another pretty much all over the world. But what holidays and observances are special to Japan, and what do they represent? Hinamatsuri(雛祭り) – Dolls Day / Girls Day #ひな祭り#雛人形#お雛さま#ひなまつり#おひなさま #お雛様#ひな人形#初節句#雛祭り#お内裏様 #伝統工芸#お節句#桃の節句 #人形 #日本人形#お祝い#手作り#新瑞橋#名古屋#プレママ#初マタ#暮石人形#暮石人形店#くれいし#フォローミー#相互フォロー#ひな人形#新瑞橋の暮石人形#名古屋市南区 A post shared by 暮石人形 雛人形 五月人形 専門店 名古屋…

Emoticons (Emoji) with a hidden Japanese background : part 3

Did you know, that many Japanese festivals are featured in emoticons? If you were wondering what some of the emoji on your phone might be, find out what their Japanese origins are here in this article! Hinamatsuri media.kddi.com/ ps38.org/ The doll’s festival is held on March 3rd. Japanese decorate a set of two princes and…