Sunday, June 17, 2012
In this very cute anime cartoon, a group of adorable alien frogs interact with another group of teens. In one episode, the subject is the Hina Festival for young girls. They make fun of the traditional dolls festival and the dolls, and at one point, a group of aliens take over the doll display to "spice it up." The dolls festival is parodied and made fun of, so that one wonders if that tradition, too, is falling by te wayside. I would be interested to know for sure from anyone in Japaln what the status of the festival is today.