BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4499@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140302T000000Z DTEND:20140302T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Japanese Doll Festival (Hinamatsuri)\, or Girls' Day\, is a festival celebrated by families who have girls\, wishing their daughters good health and growth.\n\nTraditionally\, beautiful dolls representing th e emperor\, empress\, attendants\, and musicians were handcrafted especial ly for the occasion. The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period\, when people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain ba d spirits.\n\nSpecial guest Hina doll docent (Sunday only):&nbsp\; Isako M asanori Wasano\, Director of the Northern California Shibu Mataro Miyabi K ai.\n\nCome bring your children to this special Girl's Day celebration at JAMsj. There will be traditional Hina Matsuri dolls\, as well as more uniq ue doll exhibits\, and wonderful craft projects for both boys and girls.\n \n<strong>Hina Matsuri dolls will be on display on Saturday and Sunday.</s trong>\n<strong></strong>\nCost: Free with admission to the museum (non-me mbers\, $5\; students and seniors over age 65\, $3\; JAMsj members and chi ldren under 12\, free). An additional materials fee may apply.\n\nFor more information\, please email&nbsp\;<a href="mailto:PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org ">PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org</a>&nbsp\;or call the JAMsj office at (408) 294 -31389. SUMMARY:Hina Matsuri - Japanese Doll Festival/Girls' Day URL:/en/events/2014/03/02/hina-matsuri-japanese-doll-festivalgirls-day/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR