Sunday, March 1, 2009

Girl's Day March 3rd

March 3rd is "Girls Day" or Hina-Matsuri in Japan, a festival popular since the Edo period that involves creating codeified displays of beautiful dolls dressed in traditional clothing in homes to celebrate the young daughters of a household. Some people buy new dolls, other people have collected and preserved antique dolls over many generations.

Other older versions of Hina-Matsuri involve using a paper or straw doll for purification, casting the doll into a river along with your sins or worries.

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