Monday, February 18, 2013

After Valentine's day

As soon as Valentine's day was finished, I put Hina-dolls. March 3rd is Doll Festival Day (or Girls' Day), the traditional Japanese festival is held to wish girls' both health and growth with Hina-dolls.Usually  families of girls  display Hina-dolls representing the emperor, empress, their servants, miniature furniture, and so forth, on a  seven-tiered stand. Actually the Hina-dolls I put consist of more than 10 dolls, but it was troublesome to put all of them. So I just put a main couple of Hina-dolls.
When I was born, my grandmother gave me. So once they were mine. When I married and came to Utsunomiya, I didn't take them, but when we had a detached house and had a girl, my mother sent them. Since then they were my daughters'. But when our two daughters left here, they didn't take them, so now they are mine again.
I'm not sure what  I will do when I have a grand daughter.  Will I send these dolls to her? I think they are too old, unfortunately.
Can you see two couples of wooden dolls? They are made by my daughters who were little.
It is a good memory to celebrate HINA-festival with them.
Well, today I had a tea-time at a cafe with my friend. She brought me her handmade pickles.
I'm a lucky woman, thanks of it, this week I can avoid lacking of vegetables without special cooking. (What a lazy housewife I am!)



Anonymous said...

The older the dolls the more valuable they are for collectors. Put them away in very safe conditions...maybe they will be sold one day on EBay or to an antique dealer. It would be nice for you to write a small history (names and dates) to put with them for future generations. Jan

Mieko said...

Some people who see my dolls say that their clothes and toy funitures are more eraborate than nowdays one. But unfortunately they are getting rusted, and some parts are already broken. I hope just a pair of price and princess would be inherited to Megu or Tomo.