Hinamatsuri-Girl’s doll fefstival

What is Hinamatsuri(Dolls festival)?

Hinamatsuri occurs on March 3 and is an occasion to pray for young girl’s growth and happiness.
Most Japanese homes with girls display dolls and dedicate to them peach blossoms,rice cake cubes,special colored
and diamond-shaped rice cakes,white sake.


The origin of Hinamatsuri is an ancient Chinese practice in which the sin of the body and
misfortune transferred to a doll and washed away by setting the doll in a river to drift away.
It was developed into Hinamatsuri in the Edo period(1603-1867) in Japan.

This “Hina” means small dolls for young girs and have existed since Heian Period(794-1185)
A “doll Emperor and Empress in ancient costume” are placed on the highest tier
of a five or seven tiered stand covered with red carpet.


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