Japanese tradition Hinamatsuri(doll's festival)

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Hinamatsuri (Doll's 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 decorate 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 girls
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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