BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1870@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20091004T000000Z DTEND:20091004T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Hina-matsuri (Girls Day Festival) is perhaps Japan's most famou s celebration with its elaborate display of dolls depicting a stylized imp erial court. Yet few\, even in Japan\, are familiar with its origins and s ymbolism. East Asian scholar and author\, Alan Pate\, will explore its evo lution\, the various dolls displayed\, and its forgotten meanings. \n \n\n In conjunction with the exhibition <a href="http://www.janm.org/exhibits/k okeshi/" target="_blank">Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy</a> SUMMARY:The Dolls of Hina-matsuri URL:/en/events/2009/10/04/the-dolls-of-hina-matsuri/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR