Egg roll inscriptions
Today in Japan is what’s camply known as ‘Doll’s Festival’.
No, not any mannequins to smother in lace or cake with make-up like Miss Girl’s World, but rather an excuse to make a show of some nice cutie-pie figurines you might have lying around, which – let’s face it - is often the case.
Traditionally, I heard that the origin of Doll’s Festival came from people throwing dolls into the river to exorcise evil spirits. That’s even more scary in itself, though, don’t you think? Can you imagine…there you are trying to enjoy your nice spring picnic and suddenly a bunch of doll parts come floating downstream? How positively and literally frightful.
These days, however, people are more content to use their figurine displays as a means of eliciting “Kawaiiiii” as many times as humanly possible. Completely inescapable, and we love it and hate it at the same time.
As if that wasn’t ‘kawai’ enough, there are even custom-made lunch boxes to mark the occasion containing egg rolls with inscriptions of our very own Kitty-chan…dressed up as a doll!
Hate to state the obvious but…
Maybe I need a lie down.