#335 Hina Matsuri

The Hina Matsuri is a celebration of girls all over Japan.

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It is an annual festival on March 3rd.

It’s often called ‘doll festival’ or ‘girls festival’ in English.

They eat special rice puffs:

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Scattered sushi:

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And tri-coloured mochi or jellies:

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It’s most iconic feature is the doll arrangement seen in houses, schools and shops.

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There are songs and a story behind the festival which is represented by the different dolls and instruments.

For an authentic experience of Hina Matsuri check out this blog post.

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