Hina-matsuri (ひな祭り)

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March 3rd marks the traditional Japanese holiday, Hina-matsuri (ひな祭り), also known as Doll Festival, Peach Festival, or Girl’s Day. It’s a time when young girls and their families celebrate and pray for the happiness and health of the girls by displaying a set of ornamental dolls (ひな人形, hina-ningyō) in beautiful kimono on a stair-like platform called “hina-dan (ひな壇)”. The […]