Happy Girl’s Day in Japan

This sounds like a wonderful tradition for every kawaii-Fan. Today “Hinamatsuri” which is also called “Girl’s Day” or “Doll’s Festival” is held in Japan. On this day, families with girls wish their daughters a successful and happy life and pray for their growth and happiness. That means that you can find lots and lots of traditional and ceremonial Japanese dolls throughout the country displayed on special platforms with red felt inside the best rooms of people’s houses.  A lot of times those dolls even are a heritage of the household, handed down from generation to generation. Usually they are displayed together with peach blossoms, as they symbolize a happy marriage and feminine traits.

The practice of displaying them on the third day of the third month on the traditional Japanese calendar started as a way of warding off evil spirits, with the dolls acting as a container to hold bad fortune and sickness. In some parts of the country people even release paper dolls into rivers after the festival, praying that the dolls take away all bad things.

We wish all of you all over the world a happy Girl’s Day and celebrate with our cute little Kokeshi doll erasers. They may not be highly ceremonial dolls, but they are from Japan and awesomly cute!

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser origami from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser origami from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser Mount Fuji from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser Mount Fuji from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser flowers from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser flowers from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser hearts from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser hearts from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser ornaments from Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls eraser ornaments from Japan

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