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The World of Miko Dolls
Handmade Traditional Japanese Festival Scene
Girls Day Miko Dolls Display - March 3rd
HandmadeTraditional Japanese Festival Scene
Boys Day Miko Dolls Display - May 5th
Handmade Traditional Japanese Festival Scene Matsuri Summer Festival Dashi or (Festival Float) have huge statues that put on top of the float and are carried on wheels. Mikoshi or (Portable Shrine) are carried through the streets that are close to the shire as a sign of respect.
Miko Dolls will take you to Ancient Japan! As you celebrate at the: Matsuri Taiko Summer Festival! Taiko means Drum
Celebrate Hina Matsuri on March 3rd! Hina Matsuri means Girl's Day Girls make paper dolls to put in the river and that helps take away illness or any other problems that the girl has. Celebrate Shichi-Go-San Shichi-Go-San is Seven-Five-Three is observed on November 15th and is a national event in Autumn. It is a day when boys and girls who are seven, five or three are dressed in their finest clothes and taken to the shrine and is a tradtion for the kids to be protected and blessed by the local guardians.
Traditions, Festivals and More
Miko Dolls will take you Through Japanese Fairy Tales!
The Bamboo Princess
The story of the Japanese Fairy Tale, “The Bamboo Princess”, dates back around 1,000 years ago.
A very old bamboo cutter and his wife were childless. One day the bamboo cutter was hard at workwhen he noticed a golden light shining from inside one of the bamboo. He carefully cut it open and to his surprise he found inside a small baby girl – only as big as his thumb. He excitedly hurried home with the baby girl to show his wife. They were afraid to leave the baby alone, so they raised her as their own child and named her Bamboo Princess. Many years past by and Bamboo Princess grew into a very beautiful young lady. Princes from all over the land came and wanted to marry Bamboo Princess. Being older, Bamboo Princess knew that she could not marry and that she would only be on earth for a short time longer only long enough to care for the old bamboo cutter and his wife.
Bamboo Princess knew that when the next full moon appeared, it would be time to leave and return back to the moon where she came from. The bamboo cutter and his wife were so sad to know the Bamboo Princess would leave them, but they were so greatful that she came to be with them and that she brought such happiness and good fortune. The old bamboo cutter and his wife would smile everytime they looked up at the night sky and saw a full moon.
"Origami Art" Traditional Japanese Folding Paper Art Craft
Miko Dolls introduces:
Engi Mono Kazari which means Japanese Good Luck symbol decorations
Musubi & Tsumami Zaiku