Friday, March 03, 2006

HINA-NINGYO FESTIVAL



The Chinese are sometimes deep into stuff like 88...

Our Japanese friends have this affinity with 11, 22, 33, etc...

11 is wan-wan... the sound of dog bark... so we have the day of the dogs...

22 is nyan-nyan... the meow of cats... so, the day of cats...

33 is well, the Doll Festival... don't ask me why...

Took the above picture, among those of other 'kawaii' dolls, at Ritsurin Park...

They call it, 'Kitsune no Yome iri'...

Literally, the Coming of the Fox Bride...

The character in the background... yeap, you got it, he's the lucky guy...

I understand that 'Kitsune no Yome iri' is taken to mean some rather weird phenomenon...

As in, rain while the sun is shining... which sometimes does occur...

Come to think of it, hmmm...

The Fox Bride... pretty weird...

No?