Hina Matsuri

Just read a post on Geek Mom Mashup:March 3 is Girls’ Day, so Happy Hina Matsuri! What a great holiday.

From Wikipedia: The Japanese Doll Festival, Hina-matsuri, or Girls’ Day, is held on March 3, the third day of the third month. Platforms with a red hi-m?sen are used to display a set of ornamental dolls, hina-ningy, representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

PingMag has photos of some dolls and a lot more information about the traditions.

The color of pink symbolizes the day, and a lot of pink colored stuff on the streets reminds me that the season is coming. In department stores, you can see colorful dolls sitting in front of a shining golden folding screen.

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