This is our second year in a row visiting Hina Matsuri Doll Festival.
Hinamatsuri is a Japanese holiday taking place on March 3rd. It is Girls’ Day in Japan and colorful dolls are displayed in every home with girls.
Local Japanese community celebrates by getting together for a festival. The festival includes an amazing doll exhibition, ikebana and bonsai display. Tea Ceremony demonstrations and various acts celebrating Japanese culture are presented throughout two days.
We went today not just as guests, but also participants, D. along with his dojo-friends were doing a karate demonstration. We also got to see singing and Okinawa dancing acts, as well as Taiko drums performance.
Now a few pictures from the festival
If you are in the area and are free tomorrow, please stop by and check this lovely festival out.
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