Every year our family celebrates the Japanese holiday Hinamatsuri which falls on March 3rd. Hinamatsuri translates to doll festival but also refers to Girl's Day. The holiday is a time girls are celebrated and prayed over by their families. Part of the tradition includes displaying a special doll set for the holiday. Our family tradition for this occasion includes giving our daughter a special gift that's Japanese related. This year I decided to get her one of the mini Hinamatsuri doll sets by Re-Ment (pictured above).
The dolls represent the emperor and empress. As you might have guessed, pictured above is the emperor.
Here's a photo of the empress beside a penny so you can get an idea of just how tiny these dolls are. I'm always amazed with the detail of these toys considering their scale.
I found this kokeshi doll gift bag at Target which I'm going to use to wrap the gift. Kokeshi are also Japanese dolls and can be displayed for Girl's Day as well.
Lately it seems like I've been seeing kokeshi dolls everywhere. Has anyone else noticed this trend? I'm even seeing more articles about Girl's Day. In fact, I noticed a blurb about it in the March issue of Family Fun Magazine.