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The Crazy Creative Colors Month Presents:
The Doll Festival
.. Marks the day when the Japanese celebrate their fine art and creation of Dolls. We at the CC LOVE <3 all forms of ART, Creativty and Expression.
The Doll Festival is a tradition which is celebrated in Japan. Although it focuses on elimanting evil, it does showcase the crazy creativness the japenese have! =]
Here is a brief explanation/history of the event:
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. Doll Festival traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called "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.
People have stopped doing this now because of fishermen catching the dolls in their nets. They now send them out to sea, and when the spectators are gone they take the boats out of the water and bring them back to the temple and burn them.
~*~ What do you have to do? ~*~
Its VERY Simple!.. We don't want you to focus on the evil spirit casting side of the festival, but we want YOU to ENHANCE the culture!
The Crazy Creative Team brings you a wonderful and colorful Contest!
Your task is to:
Post IMAGES of a DOLL which you think represents creativity, culture and colours!
Follow These Guidelines when posting your image:-
1) Each member can post only 1 picture of a Doll
2) The image CANNOT be the American Barbie
3) The Picture Must contain ONLY a Doll on its own
4) YOU MAY USE THE INTERNET, SCAN IMAGES FROM BOOKS, DRAW AND COLOR AN IMAGE, OR PHOTOSHOP ONE.
5) Please check that the image you are posting hasn't been posted before.
6) No Form of Nudity in any images posted should be visable.
7) POST ALL IMAGES IN THIS THREAD ONLY.
8) DEADLINE - MARCH 10TH 2010
GET POSTING IMAGES FOR THE DOLL FESTIVAL CONTEST!
Lots of Love,
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