Monday, 3 March 2014

Little Ladies' Day 2014

It's Hinamatsuri in Japan and Little Ladies' Day in Eorzea! With a name like Strawberry Daifuku, I couldn't wait to get into these city-wide quests, while trying not to get eaten in the process. It's time to visit the local hairdresser and look as pretty as possible!

Hinamatsuri (雛祭り), also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a special day in JapanHinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形) representing the EmperorEmpress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

In Eorzea, the celebrations revolved around a doll-making contest starting at Ul'dah's Goldsmithing guild. Strawberry will never back down from any quest involving mammets, and agreed to help make her own doll the most beautiful and popular in all of Eorzea by promoting it throughout each of the three nations!

A very simple questline, but really enjoyable nonetheless. As always, Square Enix really outdid themselves with each city's decorations - the mochi and dango lying out on the streets looked good enough to eat!

I'll stick with Strawberry's original, pink hairstyle for the time being - there's rumours of more options being available in patch 2.2, but until then, the cheeky pink-haired rascal is back - now with matching cherry blossom earrings, too!

Have a great Little Ladies' Day! Don't forget to each some Strawberry Daifuku! (Not this one though, she's really a Lalafell!)

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