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the bitter*girls - Dolls' Festival

ひなまつり = March 3rd is Doll Festival Day, the traditional Japanese festival held to wish girls both health and growth.

HINA MATSURI -- "GIRLS DAY" Although I do have others, this is one of the best Meiji-era close-content images of the Japanese Doll Festival decorations I have seen during my old-photo-collecting days. "The Japanese Doll Festival, or Girls' Day, is held on March 3, the third day of the third month. Platforms with a red hi-mōsen are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian…

Nagashi-Bina : Divine service on March, 3rd of every year @ Shimogamo-shrine, Kyoto Japan. We wish the children's healthy growth and throw this dolls into the Mitarashi-river.