Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Beautiful March

Whether Forcus of Tokyo in Japan Today
Sunny day
temperature : up 11 degrees

This is The kumquat tree.

The tree is shrub like and is similar to an orange tree in appearance.

Kumquats have been called "the little gold gems of the citrus family". We call "KINKAN" in Japan. Long time ago came from China. and now common tree.

Lots of VitaminC in it.

Most Snow place in Japan """Hokkaidou""
This is it!!!

-3 degrees.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Celebrating Hina Matsuri

Hinamatsuri takes place on March 3, and is the day that families pray for the happiness and prosperity of their girls, helping to ensure that they grow up healthy and beautiful.

The history of Hinamatsuri is very long.

This Dall made at End of Meiji centry

Middle of Edo centry

Meiji centry

The festival was legally established in 1687; many 18th-century dolls survive now as antiques. Although the basic pyramidal style of the two main dolls persists, there have been many styles and fads over three centuries. Only gradually did the doll-makers of Kyoto and Edo, and their wealthy customers, evolve the full display with at least 15 dolls and plenty of miniature furniture. In the early 20th century it became more accepted that every little girl should have a hina-matsuri display, and various smaller and cheaper formats were devised. Nowadays small sets may be valued by apartment-dwellers, and once again the emphasis is on the two main dolls.