Chuma Asuke Festival - The Doll Festival - Hina Matsuri

The Doll Festival, Hina Matsuri ( (I.e.) or "Girls' Day" is a typical Japanese feast that takes place on 3 in March. Platforms with red cloths on steps are arranged to expose the dolls. The custom of displaying dolls began during the Edo period. According to Japanese belief, people once believed that dolls possessed the power to ward off evil spirits, illnesses, misfortunes, bad luck and thus protect the owner. So for the Japanese, the Hina are many more than just decorating articles.

Uma enorme coleção de Hina Dolls exibidas em todo bairro de Asuke em Toyota, thanks to the collective effort of its residents. Take a stroll through the streets, preserved to keep the look of centuries ago, and experience firsthand a traditional celebration that is very imprinted in the childhood memories of virtually every Japanese woman!

At 1998, citizens suggested an idea to further promote tourism. "How about we all show off our Hina dolls making them visible on the street for everyone to see?" The concept proved to be a success. Now every year, the city hosts the event since 1999, allowing curious tourists to spy on 6.000 dolls that line up on the balconies of houses and shops, one of the most impressive collections of Hina dolls exhibited at the same time.

No bairro de Asuke, você poderá ver bonecas novas e velhas, até alguns extremamente raros do Período Edo, que foi há mais de 150 anos. Mas, além das bonecas feitas de tecido de Kimono, há também aqueles feitos de barro e pintados à mão, que também são importantes itens históricos. Outros conjuntos exclusivos feitos de diversos materiais também devem ser exibidos.

Hoje, as bonecas símbolo do Hina Matsuri são consideradas herança de família, são peças preciosas cuidadosamente embaladas e guardadas até o período do festival. Durante o evento são dispostas em um altar com vários níveis (Hina-dan) em ordem hierárquica, vestidas com trajes da corte imperial. O número de bonecas e de andares da plataforma varia, mas em geral são 15 bonecas dispostas em cinco ou sete andares. O “Hina Dan” é sempre coberto por um tapete vermelho chamado “Dankake” ou Hi-mosen. O jogo completo pode ser adquirido numa loja de departamentos mas pode custar mais de 350 mil ienes. Assim, como um jogo para Hina matsuri pode ser transferido de uma geração para outra, é considerado um bem de família.

A disposição das bonecas segue uma hierarquia.

  • The first and the highest level is for the "Dairisama" (Imperial Palace), so that this level is reserved for the Emperor and the Empress richly dressed. The costume of the Empress is called "jūnihitoe" (ceremonial mantle of twelve layers of the Heian Period). Even today the kimono "jūnihitoe" is used in the marriage ceremony of the royal family. The "imperial couple" must always occupy the highest step and the Emperor always to the left of the Empress.
  • Three Ladies of the Court, representing the class of the aristocracy
  • Five Musicians, representing the artists and literati
  • 2 Ministers and offerings, representing government and religious officials
  • 3 samurais e plantas, representando a classe guerreira e os domínios feudais
  • Objetos usados na Corte – miniaturas laqueadas de móveis, baús para quimonos, penteadeira, utensílios para Cerimônia do Chá, caixa de costura.
  • Objects used outside the court, representing the common people - lacquered miniatures of ox cart, palanquem, stackable boxes, cart of flowers

So the Japanese Hina dolls are a bit difficult for a tourist to seer

Why the doll exhibit usually lasts about two weeks before the event date, and be retained soon after the end of the festival. This is due to an old superstition, it is believed that families who delay in storing their dolls have difficulty marrying their daughters. Other factors increase their rarity, households with male offspring simply do not own the dolls and after the daughters' marriage are immediately saved, no longer displayed. For such reasons, people who visit Japan rarely see the dolls, much less witness several sets.

Date: Approximately from 9 from February to March 10 (according to year) Free.

Open Hours: From 10: 00 to 16: 00 (varies for each store)

Location: Aichi,Toyota, Asuke-cho, Kuranomae 16

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