Mar
3
2013

Happy Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Day/Girls’ Day)

Today in Japan is Hina-matsuri (雛祭り), known as Doll’s Day/Girl’s Day.

Goukaseishi, Girl's Day/Doll's Day Japan


Picture above taken by @performingk.

Displays using a red carpet are used to show important figures in Japan, with a set of ornamental dolls that show the Emperor, Empress and other characters.

The displaying of dolls began in the Heian Period (794 – 1185AD), and has its origins in a festival called hina-nagashi.

While I have been out and about I have noticed random things for this festival, such as Hishimochi and other cute items that can be seen below.

ひなまつり Hinamatsuri

Goukaseishi, Girl's Day/Doll's Day Japan

Goukaseishi, Girl's Day/Doll's Day Japan

Goukaseishi, Girl's Day/Doll's Day Japan

They have so many girly gifts :) , which look so cute. Even a different Caramel Corn.

Goukaseishi, Girl's Day/Doll's Day Japan

Above you can see a close-up on the drinks and other sweets.

Fanta Peach?

Goukaseishi, Girl's Day/Doll's Day Japan

I noticed they were selling Fanta Peach (もも = Momo), to try and cash in on the event? I wasn’t too sure if it was launched especially..but I had to try it :D .

Goukaseishi, Girl's Day/Doll's Day Japan

The Fanta tastes pretty nice :) , and is pretty sweet as well.

I wish all the girl’s who read this, a Happy Girl’s Day!

For more information checkout the Hinamatsuri Wikipedia page.

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About the Author: Keith Morrell

はじめましてキースです。よろしくおねがいします。 Hello I'm Keith. I'm 25, a Graphic and Web designer from England. I love design, photography, Japanese culture and much more. I have travelled to Japan twice and I currently live in Huddersfield, England. I use this blog to try show the World what I like about Japan, Design & Photography.