We decorated the ohina -sama yesterday. This is the gift from my grand parents when I was a girl, so it was old and some small parts were lost. Tatsu and Momo were very exited while they set them on the right places. I wonder if it’s similar feeling with the westerners that are decorating a Christmas tree with ornaments. It’s been desplayed until the Girl’s day, March 3.
What do we, the Japanese parents, wish for their daughters? The happy marriage? Hina ningyou/ohina-sama represents the wedding ceremony of the Emperor and Empress, so the ancient Japanese hoped their daughters to be able to get the happy wedding and live long in wealthy life, because there wasn’t any other choice for girls in that ages. But our sense of value has been changed in these days. I hope Momo can live her life as she want. Of course, it’ll be better that she can meet her fate!