Hinamatsuri – Doll’s Festival

Hinamatsuri – Doll’s Festival

Today is Hinamatsuri, also known as ‘Doll Festival’ or ‘Girl’s Day’!

It is a day in Japan where families celebrate the health and happiness of their female children.

The main tradition of Hinamatsuri is the display of beautifully detailed dolls, dressed like the ancient imperial court.

It is believed these dolls will protect the young girls in the family by carrying their illnesses and misfortunes for them.

Art by @silyue