Fifth platform on seven-steps-altar display of Hina doll

hina doll decorations
This tire has three men and flowers.
Dolls: They are called San-nin shichou or Jichou.
Flowers: Sakura tachibana, it means cherry blossom and oranges.



San-nin-jichou
hina doll decorations
San-nin-jichou means helpers of the imperial. Equipment they hold are depending on the local location.

hina doll decorations
These equipment are used in East region. From your left to right, dai-gasa, kutsu-dai and tate-gasa.
Dai-gasa means a hat which is put on the stick for Samurai. they are taken on their head when it is rain.
Kutsu-dai means the emperor's shows on the table can be carried.
Tate-gasa means a parasol.
West region has a different style. Western style is clean up equipment. They are a broom, a dust pan and a pitchfork.


Sakura-tachibana
hina doll decorations
These ones are basic style, an orange tree and a blooming cherry tree. They are called Ukon-no-tachibana and Sakon-no-sakura.
They are is from the Kyoto Imperial Palace.



Koubai-hakubai
hina doll decorations
Koubai-hakubai are unusual for the decoration of seven-steps-altar display. but they are used for small decorations and tachibina kazari.
The combo of red and white colors are important because it has good mean for Japanese people.
They have believed that white color means the most clean and red color will protect the persons from the evil.


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