Beautiful Ancient Kimono cloth

The 3rd of March is one of traditional festival days in Japan.

Hinamatsuri (雛祭り Hina-matsuri?), also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan.[1] Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3.[2] Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō?) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.[3]. …Wikipedia 

At my work place ( Palliative care unit at hospital), we displayed many hand stitched ( hand crafted) dolls and also those accessories using ancient kimono cloth ( they are silk. Thier age are more than 100 years old).

The lady collects those cloth from all over Japan and makes them , even each small details! Amazing !!

She says it’s quite difficult to find good condition and quality ancient kimono ( and they are expensive).

These dolls are very small ( compare the finger tip as show the photo ).

The day for Hinamatsuri also reminds us of the time ” Spring is just around corner !! ” . 

Many patients  say ” 1 more month to go, to see Sakura ( cherry blossom) ? ”

Not all of them can see the flower ..but Hinamatsuri and Sakura make Japanese people feel something very special .

The other hand , these hand crafting are kind of “recycling ” ..

Some kimonos are not available to wear ( part of them are dirty or tored etc ) but use the other part of the kimono shows us again as those doll’s kimono and thier accessories or hand crafted seasonal flower etc. 


2 thoughts on “Beautiful Ancient Kimono cloth

    1. Yes. Nowadays people can buy anything whenever they want via the Internet as discount price.. Then they don’t know how to take care of old materials…


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