Every year on March 3rd, it is an event to pray for the healthy growth of girls. Hina dolls are displayed in houses with girls. Dairi Bina is the main character, and there are various versions depending on the region and house, such as three-person official woman, five-person musical accompaniment, and household goods. In addition, the left and right placement of male and female bina differs depending on the region and time. I noticed this time that the lyrics of "Happy Hinamatsuri" are wrong. Dairi Bina refers to both man and woman, and imitates the emperor and empress. There is a tradition that the daughter of the house will be late if the Hina dolls are not cleaned up as soon as the Hinamatsuri is over.
Since I was little, I used to move a lot because of my father's work, so Ohina-sama was a compact thing in the showcase. When I went to visit my friend's house, I couldn't help but envy the magnificent Hina dolls that had stairs and red felt.
Now I forgot where I bought it and where the pottery is, but for the last 20 years I've been decorating this pottery rabbit hina. I really like the expression of the eyes.
Eat chirashizushi and clam soup and drink white sake. We also decorate and eat Hina-arare and Hishi mochi.
The clams in the clam soup are meaningful. Clams are two-shelled clams, and the shells must be of the same individual to fit perfectly, so that women can stay with the same person for the rest of their lives.
And before the Meiji Restoration, the shellfish used for the play of shellfish matching using clams was one of the wedding tools for the daughters of court nobles and daimyo families. The inside of the shell is gold leaf and colorful, and a beautiful picture of the Imperial Palace during the Heian period is drawn. Such beautiful shells can also be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Shirozake is a sake made based on shochu or mirin, and has an alcohol content of about 9%.
Hina-arare is made by roasting dried rice and beans with sugar. The color also has meaning, white is snow, green is tree buds, and pink is life. I used to eat this snacks when I was little.
Hishi mochi is a diamond-shaped mochi with three layers of green, white, and pink.