Spring on its way

 

The weather doesn’t feel like it today, but Spring is upon us. In Shibuya, the Sakuragaoka area is getting ready for a festival.img_0956

The Cerulean Tower are putting on a display of Hinamatsuri, Doll’s Festival, which is held every year across the country on March 3rd.
Here are some links to Hinamatsuri:
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/march/hinamatsuri.html
http://farstrider.net/Japan/Festivals/HinaMatsuri/
http://japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa022501a.htm
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Here are some children singing the HinaMatsuri song:




and a video of the Hina Matsuri at Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto:



and lastly Starbucks getting in on the act with their own promotion for Spring:
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3 thoughts on “Spring on its way”

  1. Jill says:

    Hi there – I love those starbuck mugs for spring – how can I get one in Australia – they are so pretty – kawaii!!!

  2. Taís says:

    This first photo is gorgeous!

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