Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day. In Japan it is held every March 3rd. At Simpson our Festival is held the first full weekend of every March, this year March 5th and 6th.
The Festival is open to the public and free of charge.
The families in the Japanese community display their amazing dolls, many of which have been in their families for generations. Past posts on dolls: Kokeshi Dolls, Otafuku-San, Pictures from Past Hina Matsuri Festivals
Also on display are Bonsai (miniature plants and trees) Bonsai at Hina Matsuri Festival and Ikebana (flower arranging) Ikebana at Hina Matsuri Festival. Very welcome as we wait for spring to finally replace winter.
The ladies prepare Bento Boxes for lunch each day which are extremely popular and are sold out quickly.
A constant parade of activity on the stage in the gymnasium including Taiko Drums, Martial Arts and variety of music. Taiko with Toni 2015 Hina Matsuri Festival
Other interesting displays are the Kimonos Wedding Kimono, Gaman Art from Internment Camp The Art of Gaman in Internment Camps, a Display at Hina Matsuri Festival
Hope you can join us!