Mar 3: Hina matsuri - the doll festival on Japanese Girls’ day

Posted on 01/07/2015

The doll festival called “Hina matsuri” is held annually on March 3, girls’ day in Japan, when people display sets of ornamental dolls on platforms with a red carpet to wish young girls beauty and happiness. You’ll see the dolls displayed in the house or at large stores like department stores.

 

Japanese Girls’ Day is not a public holiday. Businesses and schools are open as usual.

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