Hinamatsuri (雛祭り Hina-matsuri?), also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan. Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3. 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.. …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 !!
These dolls are very small ( compare the finger tip as show the photo ).
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 .
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.