Doll Festival

4 Mar

Yesterday (March 3rd) was the Japanese holiday 「ひな祭り」 (Hina-Matsuri), which is usually called “Doll Festival” in English. In the past, and sometimes even now, it was called “Girls Day”.

The literal translation of the name into English would be “Princess Festival”, though.

Families with daughters decorated their homes with special dolls and they eat a special type of sushi.

I have three daughters, so, of course, we celebrate it every year!

I have written posts about this day before.
(Check out this one.)

And now, I have written a post about it as a “guest blogger” on another blog.

A retired school teacher in Hawaii has an interesting blog titled “Musings, and she asked me if I’d write about “Girls Day” in Japan.

She uploaded the post yesterday. Click here to read it.


7 Responses to “Doll Festival”

  1. Musings March 6, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    Awwww… Thank you, Bob (for the guest post and the mention). You cleared up some questions I had about the holiday. I talked to my daughter and she said that she and my granddaughter spent Girls Day baking cookies. I’m sure they would have enjoyed some mochi and chirazushi also which our neighbor (from Japan) brought for us.


    • tokyo5 March 6, 2013 at 7:15 am #

      It’s nice that you and your family celebrate Japanese holidays even in America.


  2. cocomino March 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Oh, you have three daughters. You must be busy during the Doll Festival.


    • tokyo5 March 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

      Yes, but it’s a “happy busy”!

      Anyways, you have two daughters, right?
      I’m sure you have a 雛人形 (Princess Dolls) set too!


      • cocomino March 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

        That’s good. Yes, you’re right. I also enjoyed a 雛人形。 


      • tokyo5 March 6, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

        Did you eat Chira-zushi with your daughters too?


  3. tokyo5 March 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    By the way, I have done a guest post on another blog once before…about Japanese baths.

    That one is here.


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