Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Hina matsuri

Today 3rd of March, in Japan (and all over the world for Japanese people) is Hina matsuri, is also known as momo no sekku (peach festival). Is the girl's festival, a celebration of young girls to wish them happiness and health. It is custom to display hina ningyo (hina dolls) on a tiered stand, representing the Emperor and the Empress and other dolls on lower steps, to represent the court.
This dolls come from Aizu area in Fukushima prefecture, are made of paulownia wood, famous high quality in this region. 
Photo taken with 105mm. lens fully opened at f 3, natural light from a window and white reflector.
Photo © Flavio Gallozzi - All rights reserved.