That time of the year again! It’s Hina Matsuri, or the Japanese doll festival. Aside from the yearly ritual meticulously unboxing (and the boxing again!) these delicate figures and their associated furniture, there is a meaning for all this. Here is the translation from Namie-chan (thank you!)…
March 4, 2010 by pjavier
March 3rd is celebrated as the Girl’s Day,or the Doll Festival.
It’s the day to pray for healthy growth and happiness for young girls.
Hina dolls are displayed for two to three weeks before the festival, and put away after March 3rd.
The reason is that long ago people believed,”If you don’t do it,you won’t be able to get married”.