Tales From A Broad

My year of teaching English in Japan is up. Next mission: backpack Asia before going home to the U.S.A. Currently HOME!





For the girls

March 3 was the Hina Matsuri or Doll festival where Japanese parents show their love and appreciation for their daughters by building tall tables adorned with miniature dolls. Some of the dolls are figurines of emperors, warriors, etc. and they are proudly shown for weeks before the big day. Every year until they get married, the parents bust out with this display for guests to "Ooooh" and "Aaaah" over. There's a catch: rumor has it that the daughter will never marry if they don't put the dolls away on the actual holiday. Check out this picture with the kindergartners at my favorite elementary school. It`s out in the middle of nowhere, rice paddies and all, but the kids are the cutest. Note the girl on the bottom left who looks like she trying to eat a fly as we told them to smile big. Don't worry boys, there`s a holiday for sons in May. More later...
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At 19:30, Blogger Turning Japanese said...

Honto ni kawaii!    



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