Friday, December 29, 2006

New year's traditional games ACEO

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This aceo portrays a young girl holding a hagoita (battledore) watching some kites. Hanetsuki is a traditional game played by girls on New Years day, using a battledore and shuttlecock. Hanetsuki and kite flying are traditional New Year's Day activities, although they are not done much nowadays. Hagoita are still poplular though - as a collector's item, and are ornately decorated with kabuki actors or Edo Era ladies, or even modern actors and cartoon characters such as hello kitty!

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