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Let's celebrate the Japanese Girls' Day with Catchy Cat Origami

Let's celebrate the Japanese Girls' Day with Catchy Cat Origami

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March 3rd is "Hina Matsuri (Girls' Day, Doll's Day)", when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls.

Another name of Hina Matsuri (Girls' Day, Doll's Day) is called "Momo no Sekku (Blooming season of peach tree)" because peach trees usually start blooming in early March.

Originally, this custom was practiced to cleanse oneself spiritually.
However, in the present day, March 3rd has become Girls' Day.
And May 5th has become Boys' Day in Japan.

猫おりがみでひな祭りを楽しもう♪
日本では3月3日は女の子の健やかな成長を祈る日、「ひな祭り」です。
「桃の節句」とも言われ、桃の花が咲く時期の季節の節目でもあります。
本来は季節の変わり目に身を清める儀式でしたが、
現在では3月3日は女の子の節句、
5月5日は男の子の節句として重要な伝統行事となっています。

 

On Girls' Day, of course, girls are the star of this day!
Usually, girls get together to have a Girls' Day party, or cooking holiday foods together.
Just like decorating a Christmas tree, we have special Girls' Day doll collections to decorate for celebration.

この日は女の子が主役!
女の子メインでパーティーをしたり、ひな祭りにちなんだ料理を作ったり。
そしてクリスマスにクリスマスツリーを飾るように
昔からひな祭りには伝統的な「ひな人形」を飾ります。

 

 

Today, we will show you how to fold Hina dolls with Catchy Cat Origami.
It's very easy to make! Let's get started.

このひな人形をCatchy猫オリガミで作ってみましょう!
作り方はとっても簡単。あっという間にできますよ。

 

 

How to make Japanese Hina Dolls

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1.Fold your choice of cat face with Catchy Cat Origami first.
Pick another origami for the body.
  (You can use the backside of Catchy Cat Origami. Different origami paper with the Kimono design is used for this time)

 猫折り紙で作ったお好きな猫顔と体部分になりそうな折り紙を用意。
(体はCatchy猫折り紙の裏面柄も使えます。今回は着物らしい和柄をチョイス)

 

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2. Fold in half to make a triangle.
Fold the top down to make a small triangle as a picture.

三角に折って、写真のように折ります。

 

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3.Flip #2 in back. Folding the both sides in as a picture, which later becomes the layers of Kimono.

着物を着るように、両側を折ります。

 

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4. Fold the LEFT side in at first, and fold the RIGHT side over it as a picture.

写真のように向かって右側が上になるように

 

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5. The backside looks like this.

後ろ側はこんな感じ

 

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Finally, tape the cat face onto the body part.
To make this origami cat Hina doll stand up, adjust the angle of the bottom part or use tape to secure the body.

You can make your own unique origami cat Hina dolls by switching patterns for the Kimono. 

Enjoy making one-of-a-kind origami cat Hina dolls to celebrate Girls' Day with your cats!

 

これに猫顔をテープ等で貼付けて完成!
バランスがとりづらい時は着物部分の角度を調整したり、テープ等で押さえてください。
体になる部分の柄や形で雰囲気も変わってくると思います。

世界に一つだけのオリジナル猫ひな人形と、楽しいひな祭りを過ごしませんか?

 

 

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About The Author

Misuzu Ishii is an Art Director, Designer.
Hana's Owner.


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About The Translator

Vicky S. Sasaki is an Bilingual English Instructor and Translator.
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