This is a day in which families all over Japan wish for the health and prosperity of their young girls (generally those up to the age of about 10 years old). On Girls' Day, families will often eat fun Girls Day foods such as hina arare (colored Japanese rice crackers) and sakura mochi (rice cakes made with red bean and pickled cherry blossom leaf) and display a set of dolls. In some rural areas, they continue with a tradition of floating paper dolls down a river (nagashi bina) to say goodbye to all the bad luck that might come that year.
Origins of Girls' Day It is widely believed that the Dolls' Festival is taken from a Chinese doll festival in which dolls are floated down a river, to carry away girls' bad luck and misfortune. In the past, it was also called'peach season festival' or'momo no sekku. This was then mixed with hina-asobi, which means'playing with dolls,' which was a popular pastime among aristocratic children at the time.Soon, this combined with the Chinese custom of floating dolls down the river. This gradually spread across Japan, and by the Edo Period, every household started to celebrate what came to be known as Girls' Day. Girls' Day generally involves the displaying of hina dolls that will protect the girls of the house by absorbing any misfortune for that year. These sets are truly beautiful works of art, finished all round to the highest standard by one of the very best artists in Russia! If you are looking for a very special set for a special present or for your own collection, this is it.
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