March 3 is Girls' Day in Japan, traditionally known as the Doll Festival. The French postal art recycling project has sucked me in. I made this card for an 11-year-old friend. The origami emperor and empress were sent to me a couple of years ago by a friend in Tono, where I used to live. The collaged background, which in part uses a sweet motif, is on recycled cardstock. Chikurindo, my fave sweet shop in Tono, always has excellent hishimochi, the three-color rice confection that is part of the festival display.