Today, March 3rd is GIRL'S DAY in Japan, although it's not a National holiday, while Boy's day/Children's day on May 5 is a national holiday...not fair, huh??!! Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain the bad spirits, and they started to display these special dolls about 1300 years ago. ...yea Japan has a long history... if you want to know more about it, you can find it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinamatsuri You can see the pics of those dolls display there too. The pic. i've attached here is the dolls i made, some years ago, imitating those top two (couple) of many dolls, usually being displayed on red carpet, but i made them in my CUTE way! When i visited Japan about 10 years ago, i bought Chirimen (special fabric for making, like kimono - japanese traditional dress, although it's not the same) which is beautiful! They have different kinds & colors of Chirimen. I wish i could take a pic.Closer but they are still back in Guam. I love these dolls i made. Somebody asked me to sell it, and i said i wouldn't sell even they pay me $1,000.00! Those dolls i made are small, taking the space of maybe, 8" wide & 6" tall. Not because those fabrics were rather expensive, but i made them in details. It was difficult to sew that chirimen which is rather slippery, like silk. Anyways, i just remembered it today, on March 3rd.