Girls rule!! =P and…
..what’s better than Girl’s Day♥ in Hawaii?…Girl’s Day in Hawaii w/ Koike♥Yui~!
While her previously posted here shashinshuu “Pink” was total cute overload in Hawaii, “scene2” is much more….how should I say…artistic. With the beautiful backdrop of Hawaii’s greenery and beach shores all sandy and white playing second fiddle only to the gorgeously photographed Yui~chan♥, this her latest shashinshuu is shot with a much more elegant presentation in mind~.
Aloha~♥! and there’s so much of it embedded in this pb and I’m sure you’ll readily recognize some of our island trademarks as well =)…..plus what could be better than an all flower bikini or rather they’re just very well strategically placed flowers as you so know she’s not naked～＾＾♥。
I scanned just a few of my favorites from the book and to see more you can shop through the links below =)….you know you so love the Pink Ranger and could she be getting more and more adora~cute by the minute? I think so!….
Hinamatsuri or Girls’ Day is celebrated on March 3rd, ‘hinamatsuri’ comes from the Chinese who believed that the sins of the body and any misfortunes could be transferred to a doll and washed away by setting a doll in a river. The tradition spread to Japan during the Edo period and it linked girls playing with dolls and became hinamatsuri.
Onna no sekku which means ‘girl’s festival’ is celebrated with the parents presenting a set of hina dolls to their daughter at birth or on her first birthday. The dolls are displayed about a week before the actual day but are immediately put away at the end of the 3rd as leaving them out any longer is considered unlucky and reason for the girl having a delayed marriage, the dolls are packed away and not displayed until her next hinamatsuri.
Steamed rice with red beans are served for good luck and pink mochi (sakura mochi) is filled with red bean paste and wrapped in a cherry leaf for the occasion. Girl’s Day invitations are also sent traditionally:
Directions: Cut a piece of solid colored paper 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ then cut a 2 3/4″ square with a contrasting design. Paste the small square in the left hand corner of the large square leaving a 1/4″ margin. Fold to form a triangle. Divide bottom of triangle in thirds and crease. Fold left piece in half and open and press to form a diamond. Fold top flap so that the tip will fit into the diamond to secure.
Cherry blossom decorations are displayed to remind girls to be gentle and peaceful like the soft petals of the cherry blossom. The display of the dolls are sometimes presented in a tiered structure where the most important dolls for girls are the Emperor and Empress who are called ‘Dairisama’ and always placed at the top tier. Attire consists of a kimono and a kanzashi (hair ornament) to tuck in her hair. Long sleeved kimono are worn by children or unmarried women and the kimono fold should be left over right. Zabuton which are floor cushions are traditional for the setting while the treats for the day typically include sweet tea (amacha), tri~colored mochi, manju, mugicha and other sweets~.