VIDEO| March 3 is Girl’s Day in Japan

Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara
Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

VIDEO| March 3 is Girl’s Day in Japan

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Hinamatsuri, also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a time when Japanese families display a set of dolls of the emperor and empress in traditional kimono attire. Celebrated on Mar. 3, the holiday is a celebration of Japan’s daughters and to pray for their happiness. On this day, families will celebrate with special sweets and rolled sushi. You may also notice giant displays of dolls for sale and celebratory foods on sale at your local department stores, all for Hinamatsuri.

 

 

 

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Korea
Stripes Guam

Related Content

Recommended Content

Around the Web