Hinamatsuri (Doll's festival)
Hinamatsuri occurs on March 3 and
is an occasion to pray for
Most Japanese homes with girls display dolls
and decorate peach blossoms
and diamond-shaped rice cakes
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
A “doll Emperor and Empress in ancient costume” are placed on the highest tier
of a five or