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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hina Matsuri: Japanese Girls' Day

Licca Doll with rabbit-printed screen, Tokyo, Japan. Girl Museum, 2010.

March 3rd is Hina Matsuri–the 1,000 year old celebration of the health, happiness, and future success of daughters in Japanese culture. Girl Museum's Hina Matsuri: Celebrating Girls' Day in Japan looks at the history of this spring festival and how it is celebrated in contemporary culture using images and video.

Japan has the only official 'Girls' Day' in the world–dedicated to honoring girls, their health, happiness, and successful futures–an idea that should be celebrated by everyone, every day.

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