nagashi hiina, Kyoto. "Hina-nagashi (Floating hina-dolls down to the sea) - March 3 each year, at Awashima-jinja Shrine. Dolls dedicated from all over the country are taken to the shore in a plain-wood boat with colorful paper cranes in it, and floated down to the sea after the chief priest of the Shinto shrine exorcises the evil spirits.
30 reasons to go to Japan before you die. #1 Hoshitouge Rice Terrace/Niigata. The ''water mirror',' which you can see before spring, is a wonderful sight. The Matsudai area is well-known as one of the venues of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, which is held once every 3 years.