Today is Hinamatsuri. I love to live in Japan. Free to seek out and learn about a new world very foreign to my home country. One of the things I look forward to are the monthly festivals. “Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival)” is held on March 3rd. This is a day to pray for young girl’s growth and happiness. It is also called “Momo no sekku (Peach Festival)” because of the peach blossom season on the old lunar calendar.
Everywhere you go you can find displays like this one. The cool thing is because we are moving into 2014 there are also many new variations and many new displays created by the young girl’s whose day it is. A cool way to connect kids to their culture and their past and more importantly, their future. It’s a day off from school for most children so many are out and about, shopping, going to special events, joining friends for the cinema or parties. It feels safe, nice and good. It’s a good thing to see coming from such a violence filled country as my own.
Hello Kitty is Watching You on Hinamatsuri Day!
While we were out shopping today I discovered this little gem. Hello Kitty is everywhere and at 0.00% alcohol and the calories of a coke you can have a nice refreshing sparkling plum flavored drink. Hello Kitty is always more girl.