In Japan, we celebrate a girl’s happiness in each household on March 3rd, called “Hinamatsuri.” On the day, we set Ohinasama dolls. However, they are usually very opulence and they occupy huge space, so some could not possess the dolls at Edo period.
However, a mother, a grandmother and even neighbors want to wish a happiness of a new born girl baby, so each makes a small doll. Then they suspend those dolls on a string. This is called, “Tsurushi bina,” which become an amulet for a new born girl baby. This is the origin of Tsurushi bina.
Each dolls has a different meaning of wishes.
There are some types of Tsurushi bina, such as to hung, to put on the floor and so on. We can choose them according to the lifestyles. Making small dolls and putting them together to wish a happiness of a baby is one of the beautiful cultures in Japan.
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