Posted March 3rd, 2010 in Japan No Comments »

March 3 is Hinamatsuri Day in Japan.  It is also called “girl’s day”, and families with girl(s) celebrate this day with a display of ornamental dolls (Hina-ningyo).

It is one of Japanese traditional event, and my house also used to display a set of Hina-ningyo on the day of Hinamatsuri.  Since this display set is pretty huge, it takes few hours to set up the stairs and dolls on the right position.  (which is like setting up a Christmas tree)  And, on the day of Hinamatsuri we turn on the light called bon-bori and run the music of Hinamatsuri song. 🙂  

Nowadays people don’t set up the traditional display (which is kinda shame), but substitute with something different…


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