What is the Wish Hina Doll?
Hanging Hina Dolls materialize the wish of parents who pray the happiness and the growth of their children and are hung together with various luck charms.
The concept of Wish Hina Dolls is basically the same as traditional Hanging Hina Dolls. They are made for praying the growth and happiness of children and the recovery of sick family members and friends and the happiness of disaster victims, etc.
The form of Wish Hina Dolls vary from the code or ring hanging decoration to the decorative figurine or the scent bag. It covers all the things in which the peoples’ wish is infused.
Praying for lasting peace is common in all lands. Our company aims at making the Wish Hina Dolls which materialize the figures of happy and cooperative family and friends and the wish yearned by them
We prepare the kit for the Wish Hina Dolls to make easily and would like to share the plerasure of making them by hand
Hanging Hina Dolls, the luck made and decorated with all over Japan
Reputedly making Hanging Hina Dolls results from the custom of the 19th century passed down the female side of families of making wish dolls using real silk of kimonos after they are worn out. They are hung at the both sides of the Hina altar adorned on March 3rd to pray perfect health and good personal matches, etc.
There are three regions where are famous for Hanging Hina Dolls in Japan. They are “Hina no Tsurushi Kazari” in Inatori of Izu region, “Kasafuku” in Sakata region of Yamagata prefecture and “Sagemon” in Yanagawa region of Kyushu. Also making the umbrella “kasa” for Gion festival and “Kukurisaru” monkies both in Kyoto and “Migawari” monkies in Nara, “Sarubobo” monkies in Takayama region in Gifu prefecture are traditionally made to wishing to drive away evils.
Products made of only real silk
All our products are made of real silk called Hitokoshi-Chirimen and Futakoshi-Chirimen, etc, which are very valuable cloth woven in the Meiji, the Taisho and the early Showa periods. Futakoshi-Chirimen is the cloth woven with two strings of warp and two strings of woof in the Edo and the Meiji period and has bigger wrinkles and more airy texture and is more shrinkable than Hitokoshi-Chirimen.
Furthermore we do a design of the fabrics dyed with the Yuzen technique called Himenorizome produced in Kyoto. Some of fourteen sheets are used to make embossed patterns and a dye contains special glue, which impose very careful work. Although making this fabric is time-consuming and costly, we aim at reviving the pattern and materials lost as the centuries roll by and infusing new life to the fabric using Hitokoshi-Chirimen.
The first step of making Wish Hina Dolls is to unstitch Japanese traditional kimonos carefully and the fabrics are sewn into various products.