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Japan Culture: Celebrates Four Festivals
What is Doll Festival?
Doll festival is a special day for girls. A family with young daughters celebrates this day. During this celebration, the family sets up a display of special dolls which means they are wishing for their daughters’ good health and growth.
When is Doll Festival?
Doll Festival is celebrated every 3rd day of March.
Characteristics of Dolls
The dolls are placed on a stepped shelf. The Empress and Emperor should sit on the top shelf. These dolls are dressed in lovely kimono of the style worn about 1000 (one thousand) years ago in the Kyoto court.
Doll sets are often passed on from generation to generation. Peach blossoms are also celebrated together with the Doll Festival; Japanese eat special rice cakes and drink rice wine.