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March 03, 2011

Happy Hinamatsuri!

It's Hinamatsuri, Japanese Doll Festival, or Girls' Day today. Of course, Hinamatsuri isn't celebrated here in Finland, but as I am a girl and also very fond of dolls, it's a holiday I like to observe none the less.
I'm spending the day dressing my dolls and hanging out with the Rag Pets and the best girl in the world, my cat BooBoo.

I'm going to the tearoom for a Hinamatsuri tea gathering on Saturday, and I'm really looking forward to it. A friend and me will be making sweets for the gathering tomorrow, and I'll be serving as the hantô, the teishu's (host, tea maker) assistant at the gathering. It's promised to be a warm, or a whole lot warmer than it's been in ages at least, spring-y day on Saturday, perfect weather for celebrating all things girly and... umh, dolly.

Happy Hinamatsuri to all you girls and dolls! :)


Happy Hinamatsuri! Have a lovely day and enjoy your tea gathering, it sounds wonderful, I wish I could come! x

This sounds lovely indeed. Have a great afternoon and bake loads of goodies tomorrow (which you should totally show off here as well :).

Sounds like you'll have lots of fun on Saturday! I hope you will take photos for us :)

eek, that's so exciting!!!!! Did you do the illustration too? I'm completely enamored with it! I loooooove your work - have had great fun reading your blog today - hehe wondrous!



Love this illustration!

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