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Nima-kai Hinamatsuri Traditions

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March 3rd is celebrated annually in Japan and in Nikkei communities around the world as Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day). Literally translated as “doll festival,” families with young daughters celebrate this event by displaying hina-ningyo , special dolls for the occasion. There are also special foods associated with Hinamatsuri such as hishimochi , chirashi-zushi , and hina-arare .

Discover Nikkei compiled photos to share our global Nikkei community’s Hinamatsuri traditions. 

We recommend you use the slideshow view to check out the photos shared by our Nima-kai community.

*Presented in collaboration with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and Japanese American National Museum .

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editor — Last modified Apr 08 2021 9:42 p.m.


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