Come join us to celebrate ひな祭り”Hinamatsuri” on Sunday, March 3rd.
March 3rd is ひな祭り “Hinamatsuri” which is “Girls’ Day” in Japan and we will have some dolls set up and activities relating to Hinamatsuri – Hinaningyo (the dolls) decoration, origami Hinaningyo making with children (of course all ages are welcome to try it) and some special refreshments – adults, children, boys and girls all welcome. Come join us! If you want to mark this event on FB, click here.
The displaying of Hina dolls began in the early 1600s as a way to ward off evil spirits. It was thought that the dolls would act as good luck charms.
The origin of Hinamatsuri most likely dates back to an ancient Chinese practice in which the sin of the body and misfortune are transferred to a doll and then removed by abandoning the doll on a river and have it float away.
This custom, called hina-okuri or nagashi-