Saturday, March 6, 2010

Doll’s festival hinamatsuri

Japan celebrated the “Hinamaturi” Doll’s day or girl’s day on March 3rd. Most of the Japanese houses with girls, display the dolls to pray for the girls happiness.

Dolls representing the emperor and empress, and court ladies musicians, ministers, ad servants are displayed on several layers covered with a red carpet.

hina dolls store
The girls families purchase the doll when the girls are very young and display them every year until the girls get married and take them with them.

Hina dolls
hina matsuri
As families are living in smaller houses now, only the top layer with the Emperor and the empress are becoming more popular.


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