Hinamatsuri is a special celebration for girls and families.
The Festival is a time to pray for the health and welfare of the nation’s daughters. During the festival, dolls are displayed on stands against gold leaf backgrounds. The platforms covered with a red carpet presenting dolls of emperors and empress, ministers, servants and orchestra are exhibited on shop-windows. The Hina dolls are not for playing, they are used as a decoration and kept after a holiday in boxes till the next year. This year’s festival, which will be held in the Garden Room, features hands-on crafts, Japanese tea and a hinaningyo (traditional Girls’ Day doll) display.