Today’s Japanese word “Tsurushi-bina”.
“Tsurushi-bina” is hanging small dolls made from clothes at red string in Dolls’ festival. This is often decorated on both sides of the main “hina doll”.
The origination of “Tsurushi-bina” is said to be the Edo era. At that time, there was a habit of decorating “hina dolls”. But common people couldn’t buy it, because “hina-doll” was very expensive. So “Tsurushi-bina” was born, because they want to feel “Let’s celebrated by a homemade doll.”
“Tsurushi-bina” makes small doll and “Okazari” (lucky motif) with “HAGIRE” (small cloth).
It’s hung on red string from a circle of a thin bamboo stick.
Each doll and “Okazari” contains wishes one by one.
・Peach: Amulet, longevity and prosperity of descendants.
・”kinchaku” (wallet) : Don’t trouble about money.
・Rabbit ： Errand of God.
・Book: to be able to read and write.
It is said that “Tsurushi-bina” has 110 kinds of motif.
By the way, there are three famous birthplace of “Tsurushi-bina”.
And, its names are different in the birthplace.
• Fukuoka region: “Sagemon”.
• Shizuoka region: “Hina-no-tsurushi-kazari”.
• Yamagata region: “Kasa-Fuku”.
Hina-dolls are very nice.
From February “hina-dolls” decorate in such as hotel etc. and you can also see it.
Please also look for cute “Tsurushi-bina”.