I recently wrote a thing about Christy Mack’s assault at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. One topic that I wanted to get into that didn’t quite fit in terms of the article is how the concept of “manhood” and masculinity ties into the abuse.
Part of the narrative thread - especially the one put…
Hinamatsuri 「雛祭り」 or girls day, is a festival of dolls here in Japan. Usually, you can find displays of rows of dolls symbolizing the royal court. The amount of tiers of dolls varies regionally, as does what the dolls are holding and what they symbolize.
Here in Nakatsu, we had a “living hinamatsuri” display going on in front of the castle, Nakatsu-jo.