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Sagemon

sagemon I happened across this gorgeous picture in the photo gallery of Mainichi, a Japanese newspaper. Sadly there were no permalinks that I can find, so the link under the image will shortly be pointing to something else altogether. The text that went with the photo is as follows:
Children look up at Sagemon, traditional ornaments for the Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival for girls on March 3) at the Kanpo-no-Yado hotel in Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture. Sagemon is made of kimono cloth and local traditional decoration balls that have been handed down from the Edo Period.
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