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27 February 2010

Mao-chan Mania--浅田麻央はひな人形になったら

Even though she "only" got 2nd place (My God, who the heck could stand up to Yu-Na Kim's performance anyhow?!)  Mao is still a tough cookie...  But someone here in Japan took things overboard and made here in to a ひな人形 (hina doll-- for the Hina matsuri...  You know, Girl's Day...  Ok Ok, time for a quick culture lesson...)

The Japanese Doll Festival (雛祭り Hina-matsuri), or Girls' Day, is held on March 3.[1] Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.  The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits. Hinamatsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi (雛流し, lit. "doll floating"), in which straw hina dolls are set afloat on a boat and sent down a river to the sea, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits with them.  
--Thank you Wikipedia!
Ok, now that you know what that is-- here is the weirdness on video...  Bear in mind though, this is to *support* Mao-chan, not creep her out.  Still, most Japanese folks I asked about this after seeing it on TV earlier today said it's pretty creepy...  (yeah, the video is in Japanese BTW.  Comment away if you need a translation, I'll give you one if that many people care for it) 

Now Mao-chan again took 2nd place behind Yu-Na Kim...  But who the F cares-- both of them are cute, and it takes a stupid amount of skill, practice, and dedication to get this good...  And they're only 19...  I wish I had half the focus of these two and I'm close to being double their age.  (Where has my life gone?!)  I shouldn't have to tell you the outcome though...  

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