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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Mini Moni: Hina Matsuri (Girl Festival)

[Media: Music Video]

Well this is definitely the weirdest thing I've seen all day, just be prepared for an oversaturation of girly J-Pop. Hina Matsuri translates to "Girl Festival", which is basically like a day for girls. From Wikipedia:
It is a celebration especially for girls, and is sometimes called the "Girl's Festival".

The customary drink for the festival is amazake, a sweet, non-alcoholic version of sake made from fermented rice. The customary food is colored arare, bite-sized crackers flavored with soy sauce.

Every family with a female child has a dolls set. There are many legends about this Matsuri (festival), one of them is this: if the family forgets to retire the whole set before the night of 4th March, the girl won't marry before the next year.

The video itself would put a game of Mario Party to shame with its overly bright pinks, blues and yellows. Oh my God, there's so much pink!

Link (via Exploding Aardvark)