Fifth platform on seven-steps-altar display of Hina Doll
- This tire has three men and flowers. Dolls: They are called San-nin shichou or Jichou. Flowers: Sakura, tachibana, it means cherry blossom and oranges
- San-nin-jichou means three helpers of the imperial. Equipment they hold are different depending on the local location.
- These equipment are used in East region in Japan. From your left to right, dai-gasa, kutsu-dai and tate-gasa. Dai-gasa is a hat which is put on the stick for Samurai. they are taken on their head when it is rain. Kutsu-dai is a table to put or carry emperor's shoes. Tate-gasa is a parasol. West region has a different style. Western style is clean up equipment. They are a broom, a dust pan and a pitchfork.
- These ones are basic style, an orange tree and a blooming cherry tree. They are called Ukon-no-tachibana and Sakon-no-sakura. They are from the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
SAKURA and TACHIBANA
- Koubai and hakubai are unusual for the decoration of seven-steps-altar display. However they are used for Hina-ningyou sin-nou kazari.
- Koubai means red plum blossoms, and hakubai means white plum blossoms. The combo of red and white colors are important because it has good mean for Japanese people. They have believed that white color means the most clean and red color will protect the persons from the evil.
KOUBAI and HAKUBAI