Hina-Matsuri festival for girls

Families with girls celebrate the 3rd of March as a day to wish girls growth and happiness. Originally a family affair that began during the Edo period, families with girls celebrated it as a day for emperors, empresses, servants, miniature furniture and other dolls are displayed on a five- or seven-tiered platform. In ancient times, people transferred their sins to the dolls and threw them into the river. This is called HIna Matsuri or Dolls festival. Therefore, every year in mid-February, families with daughters all over Japan clean out their homes to display their elaborately crafted hina dolls. The hope is that the daughters in those families will grow up to be as graceful and blessed as the beautiful dolls they put out each year. Hinamatsuri dolls are never a plaything. They depict the hierarchy of court life in the Heian period, starting with the emperor and the empress, in that order. The hina dolls are dressed in the colorful and luxurious costumes of the time, with multiple layers of flowing kimonos and gorgeous colors. Describing the puppets in more detail, the emperor (who is seated in front of the golden screen), as in the actual Heian court, is the Emperor and the Empress occupy the upper tier of the five or seven steps. On the lower tier are the attendant ministers, ladies of the court, musicians, etc., and the dining trays, tea sets, carriages The doll wears accessories such as the doll set includes a matress, basin, kitchen utensils, and other realistic items that faithfully replicate the wedding attire of an official family. Such miniature scale realism requires a high degree of craftsmanship, and many doll sets are like an elaborate work of art.