Recent Photos of Doll in the Dollhouse

Hi friends! Long time no see? Here's a little update about me: I didn't stop playing with miniature and dolls and I still took photos of them from time to time. It distracts me from the stress of my body. My due date is on May 22 so it begins the countdown (~last 50 days). Honestly I am scared...yes I am excited but still scared as a first-time mom. Luckily I have a very easy pregnancy. My baby girl never gave me any hard time so I hope I can have the luck on the day of labor and delivery...

Here I'd like to share some recent photos that I took for the dolls and diorama display. And I've bought some new mini furniture to make different scene.

The Barbie cupboard and vintage Sindy desk are my two new buys. They are both used toys and I found them on eBay. I like the design of both. It's easy to store and display miniature in them.

- “I don't like doing homework but I have to.”

- "I am going to share these cakes with my dear animal friends..."

Re-ment Elegant Sweets #5:

Re-ment wardrobe in a cozy small room:

- "I think I don't have enough outfit to wear..."
- I hear you baby...
The girls actually have so many things to choose and I store them in my own closet...

Big VS. Small: Ikea POÄNG chair (another eBay find)

Well, I wish I could describe more details but there's really nothing more to say. If you have questions leave them in the comment and I will be happy to answer. Time flies. I can't believe three months have already passed in 2015. I hope you are all doing well, enjoying life and enjoying hobby. =) =) =)
Oh another photo I took couple weeks ago. Happy Easter!

Re-ment Washitsu Display & Doll Festival

The following information is from Wikipedia. Click the sub-title to see more.

meaning "Japanese-style room", is a Japanese term used as an antonym for the term yōshitsu, meaning "Western-style room".

A distinguishing feature of washitsu is their tatami flooring. Washitsu also usually has sliding doors (fusuma), rather than hinged doors between rooms.

In the past, almost all Japanese rooms were washitsu, and Japanese people slept on futons laid on the tatami and sat directly on the tatami or on zabutons set on the tatami. Nowadays, many Japanese houses have only one washitsu, which is sometimes used for entertaining guests, and most rooms are Western-style. Many new construction Japanese apartments do not have washitsu at all, instead using linoleum or hardwood floors.
also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a special day in Japan. Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3.Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls 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, 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. Families generally start to display the dolls in February and take them down immediately after the festival. Superstition says that leaving the dolls past March 4 will result in a late marriage for the daughter.

Washitsu may not look exactly like the display I have set up using Re-ment miniature but I tried the best. I always love collecting miniatures relating to Asian culture (Japan, China, Tai...) and use them for Asian-style diorama. Although I was born in late 80's when my hometown was already pretty modern and westernized, I still always had feelings for traditional Asian sundries. Whenever I found an Asian-style thing in people's yard sale here, especially if it was made in Japan, I would be so happy to get it. 

Thank you for reading this post and the previous one introducing Re-ment Retro Home Appliance. I hope it's a fun Asian traditional room tour for you. =)

Click here to see details of Re-ment Hinamatsuri Set.