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    Hinamatsuri, Girls Day

    Hinamatsuri The Japanese Doll Festival (雛祭り Hina-matsuri), or Girls' Day, is held on March 3.

    Dolls for the Girls' Festival #japan #dolls

    What's Cool Hina-matsuri : Doll Festival Wishing Good Health & Happiness for Girls | #Japan | In Japan, families and communities hold Hina-matsuri, or the Doll Festival, on March 3 every year to wish good health and future happiness for girls. Each family sets up a display of hina dolls clothed in colorful kimono and the whole family enjoys eating delicious food. Peach blossoms, which bloom in spring, decorate a set of dolls arranged in tiers.

    adorables jeunes Japonais

    Japanese kimono by ~marihaya More Japanese clothing references, because people still don’t seem to get it right.

    Boys Day in Japan

    Girls' festival decoration in Yanagawa, Fukuoka, Japan

    #Japan hinamatsuri

    Yabusame (流鏑馬) a type of mounted archery. This style of archery began in the Kamakura period (1185-1333) when Minamoto no Yorimoto became horrified by the lack of skill (in archery) that the samurai had, so he created this as a training exercise. Though today it is still practiced.

    Hina dolls and sweets for Hinamatsuri or "Momo no sekku" (a Girl's day, March 3rd).

    Japanese Wisteria Maiden 藤娘

    Tanabata (七夕, or Evening of the seventh) It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, so everyone welcomes and celebrates their celestial love on this day.

    Japanese Hina Dolls.

    automata - karakuri ningyo, serving tea

    Shichi Go San-1 at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. 7-5-3 festival for children to be blessed by the Shinto priest. Boys are 3 &5, girls are 3 & 7.

    Hinamatsuri (雛祭り) Doll's Festival / Girls' Festival

    Japanese Dolls: inatori _ hinaningyou

    Japanese oiran doll with parasol. S)

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