Japanese Nana Marchan, Age 82, makeｓ dolls game for the elderly people and people interested in the Japanese Traditional Culture.
Hinadan decorate on Hinamatsuri, which means Hina(Chick-Baby Bird) Festival, also called Girls' Day, a special day in Japan.
Hinadan is a special step-altar on which to arrange their Emperor and Empress dolls and court nobles from the Heian period (A.D. 794-1185.)
Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3.
Hina Dolls are made for the substitute of sick body of young children in the old days.
Later, during the Edo period, the technique of doll makers improved dramatically. Daimyo(Regional Lord) and wealthy merchants ordered Gorgeous Hinadan Dolls for their daughters as a special gift for their wedding.
Now many Japanese parents, and grandparents are happy to give a Hina Doll for their daughter and granddaughter to wish her happiness and health for her first HinaMatsuri in Japan.
You can read how to play on the first page of Hinadan.
Press Next to start to play.
Please select any doll and tap in the bottom of the screen.
You will see the name of the doll.
Then you have to put the doll in the right place on the step-altar. That is the rule.
When you put the doll in the right place, you can hear the sound of a traditional Japanese Drum, “Pong”.
The doll changes in the seat. But if you choose the wrong place, you hear the sound of “Boo”.
The seat does not change to accomodate the doll.
Please try again until you find the right seat for the doll.
After you placed all dolls on the Hinadan, you will go to the last page of the Hinadan.
Finally, you will be successful, and everyone can complete the setting of the Hinadan Dolls
Please enjoy the Hinadan Dolls with the beautiful voice narration of a Japanese Actress.
Added Korean support
Ratings and Reviews
I couldn't believe this app is developed by an 82-year-old lady, the game itself is just amazing. All good aspects aside, there is a bug in the app which I don't know whether Ms Wakamiya have time to fix it.
when you choose a character(expect天皇) and put it in the right place, tap that same character in the right place for another 11 times, the game just end successfully where it shouldn't.
Expect this bug, the rest are just amazing.
Ms Wakamiya has given me so much strength as a new developer for iOS, may you live a health and long life.
Just saw the story on CNN
Just saw this news on CNN app and I was very happy this game created by 81 year old lonely woman. This story gives us lots of inspirations as how we approach life even though it gets harder and harder sometimes. Thank you for being an inspiration!!!
Easy to play and fun. I saw Hinadan many times in the movie, but do not quit understand the culture behind it, although I do not understand the Language in this game, it make me feel the Hinadan culture
- Masako Wakamiya
- 21.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 若宮正子
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.