Today was girl’s day in Japan. We display Ohinasama dolls to celebrate the day, wishing for girls' growth and happiness, traditionally believing that dolls take the place when illness comes. When I was young, my mother used to display a pair of beautifully hand-crafted dolls for me every year. These new small dolls are a gift from her that arrived yesterday. Bringing me back some memories :) Thanks mum.
By the way, boy’s day is 5th May and it’s a National Holiday, whilst today isn’t. I always felt unfair, especially having grown up with two brothers. xm