3.06.2011

March 3, 2010 -- the time of the year when families celebrate their daughters' day.  Also known as Hina Matsuri or Doll Festival. A Japanese holiday when we wish for the healthy growth and happiness of our daughters.

It is actually our 3rd year of celebrating this special day. You can read back my previous posts about this event HERE .

I was told that it is good to start displaying Anzu's Hinasama dolls on Feb 19 and must be kept after the 3rd day of March (oh i haven't kept it in its box yet, it's already 6 wahhh~~~)

Anyway, here is Anzu looking at this cute Ohinasama Dolls being displayed at the mall.

Ohinasama Dolls

Kawaii! I love this set, so tiny and modern. But ANzu already have her own dolls which is more traditional. It was a gift from her Baba and Jiji (grandparents).






[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="338" caption="Azumi's Ohinasama Dolls"]Azumi's Ohinasama Dolls[/caption]

Due to unavoidable circumstances, we celebrated Anzu's day the simplest way. Wish I prepared a Chirashi (Spring Sushi), Hamaguri Ushio-jiru (Clear Clam Soup), Hina doll appetizer, and Strawberry mochi... ANyway, there's always next time.

So glad Anzu loved my version of Hinasama Meal :)



I really love the idea of having a day to celebrate our daughters, so unusual.

Happy Sunday

Much Love,
Anzu's Mum

15 kawaii thoughts:

Gene said... [Reply to comment]

Japanese traditions are really cute. As always your Azumi's meals are so appetizing. Patay, my daughter saw the photo and she said hmmnnn, tapos nanghingi ng apple!

Pinoy Working Mom said... [Reply to comment]

Japanese people really have unique celebrations. I love your Hanami out there.

Pink MagaLine said... [Reply to comment]

This is so cute and sweet. We don't have a similar festival here in Pinas. Waaahhh. Anyway, Askim will get to celebrate The Children's Day this April cos Turkish people also have that.

jared's mum said... [Reply to comment]

this is a very unique festival/celebration. i wish there is someone like that here in PH!happy hina matsuri^^

Mel Avila Alarilla said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Girl's Day to you and Anzu. Japan has so many rich traditions even for a young girl like Anzu. The dolls are so beautiful and exotic. Great that Anzu has her own doll collection. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

tejan said... [Reply to comment]

wow! interesting..the dolls are cute. Hmm, last march 3 also was my erika's 5mos.old birthdy:) heheh! grattis to your daughter's day!

tejan said... [Reply to comment]

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Anzu's Mum said... [Reply to comment]

haha :) sana pati comment pwedi i-LIKE ng parang sa fb hehe...

Anzu's Mum said... [Reply to comment]

Oo nga, kaya sabi nila magastos daw magka-anak dito kasi marami events for them.. parang big milestones kaya kailangan i-celebrate. Hanami is just around the corner, lapit na April :)

Anzu's Mum said... [Reply to comment]

Askim is one lucky girl kasi she can enjoy 2 different cultures. Rich din kasi sa culture ang Turkey diba. Looking forward to your Istanbul trip :)

Anzu's Mum said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you ;) Visited your blog and Ive learned na may Women's day pala :) Happy women's day :)

Anzu's Mum said... [Reply to comment]

Salamat po Sir Mel.. as always :) God bless you more.

Anzu's Mum said... [Reply to comment]

OMG belated Happy 5th month.. dami ko na pala na-missed sa inyo. I'll catch up :) Thanks

Ms. Burrito said... [Reply to comment]

Cute tita!

Clarissa said... [Reply to comment]

Siguro naman na keep mo na ang Hinasama ni Azumi chan--ang tagal ko bago makapag-comment dito..Next time na lang ang chirashi pag di ka na busy,she'll appreciate the event more pag medyo malaki-laki na cya^_^

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