Japanese Collection - Hina Dolls (5)

This collection of Hina Dolls is from the Gleneagles Japanese Collection. Every year on March 3rd, Japan celebrates the Doll Festival (Japanese, Hina Matsuri). On this day every year, families set up a special step-altar on which to arrange their... Read more

This collection of Hina Dolls is from the Gleneagles Japanese Collection. Every year on March 3rd, Japan celebrates the Doll Festival (Japanese, Hina Matsuri). On this day every year, families set up a special step-altar on which to arrange their Emperor and Empress dolls, called "hina" in Japanese. They decorate this altar with boughs of peach blossoms and make offerings to the hina dolls of freshly made rice cakes (mochi), either flavored with a wild herb or colored and cut into festive diamond shapes.

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