Saturday, 10 July 2010

Hinamatsuri - Girls' festival

Hinamatsuri is a Japanese festival held on March 3rd. It comes from an old custom. People put the evil in the doll and float it on the river. Now people celebrate Hinamatsuri as a festival when we pray for a girl's future. People decorate a hina-ningyou and hold a party with the flowers of peaches, hisimotchi (lozenge-shaped rice cakes) , and amazake (a sweet alcoholic drink made from fermented rice).

This is a picture of my hina-ningyou, in my house. I share it with my little sister.
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