- HINA-DOLLS are a Girl's Festival (March 3) decoration. In Japan, they are called "HINA-NINGYOU" or "OHINA-SAMA". For the first time, these displays are decorated on the first girl's day after a baby girl was born for her. Then, the displays are decorated for a month every year. Some customers sometimes asked me, how long does it decorate, how old she would be. I would answer that she can decide it by herself because the displays are her own things. Hina dolls are displayed to pray for her good health and good fortunes.
HINA-NINGYOU SHICHI-DAN KAZARI
- This set of Hina Dolls is considered the standard. The most popular Hina matsuri song is singing about these ones. You will hear all the dolls and items in Shichidan kazari (7 steps). There are a lot of types of Hina Dolls these days, each doll and item arranged based on this standard set.
HINA-NINGYOU SAN-DAN KAZARI
- This 3 steps style Hina are popular because it is smaller than 7 steps. Dolls and items on the first, second, and seventh platforms of 7 steps of Hina dolls set are decorated from the top to the bottom, and flowers are put on the third platform of this 3 steps Hina dolls set.
HINA-NINGYOU SIN-NOU KAZARI
- This flat style Hina Dolls are the smallest. Dolls and items on the first platforms of 7 steps of Hina dolls set are decorated, and flowers are put in front of bonbori lights.
Hina Doll display of seven steps altar
- This is the most important platform because it is a only platform which can be called Hina-dolls. Dolls: the dolls of Dairi-bina means Emperor and Empress of the imperial dolls. Decorations: Byoubu, San-pou, bonbori, and the other decorations. ..........More information.
First platform of 7 steps altars
- Second platform
- This tier has three court ladies. The simplest Hina Dolls are only Sin-nou-kazari of the first platform. However, some people prefer decorating a three-steps-altar of Hina Dolls which must have this platform. Decorations: Any one of takatsuki, hishidai, or hogai is chosen for the decorations. ..........More information.
- This tier holds five musicians. Decorations: Nothing ..........More information.
- This tier holds two Samurai guards. Decorations: Hishidai, Zen-zoroe. ..........More information.
- 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 ..........More information.
- These ones are the furniture as bridal trousseau. Miniature furniture of Hina Doll is really popular these days. Decorations: Tansu, Nagamochi. Hibachi, Haribako, Kyoudai, Cha-dougu. ..........More information.
- These ones are things to bring a person and food boxes. This tire is often used for three-steps-altar of Hina Dolls for the third platform. Decorations: Okago, Ju-bako, Gosyoguruma...........More information.
- These days Hina Dolls has a lot of new types decorations. I'll introduce a part of popular decorations. ..........More information.