Girls’ Day, Hina Matsuri, is held in Japan on March 3rd every year. Families with daughters decorate their homes with elaborate displays of elegant dolls for a month prior to this day. However, in a few parts of rural Japan, mobiles of hanging ornaments made from scraps of kimono fabric or silk crepe (chirimen) are used instead. These little lovely items have gained popularity among quilters in other parts of the country and, as you can see, I too, have not been able to resist. I make a few new ornaments each year.

Hina mobile with ornaments for Girls' Day 3/3

New ornaments for 2007,  shrimp, chick and baby's rattle.
Cicada, tangerine and gourd, 2008
The Imperial Couple, 2009
Bamboo, comb and crawling baby, 2010
Hai-hai crawling baby, 2010
Windmill, pillow and San-ban Sou, 2011
San-ban Sou, 2011

Bell, Hobby Horse and Mandarin Duck, 2012

Rabbit, Flower and Bag of Fortune, 2013

Ball, Peach and Goldfish, 2014

1 comment:

  1. what a lot of very interesting pieces you have made here Queenie, such a shame we do not have anything like this in GB


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