Hinamatsuri 2015

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

hina matsuri denver

all the dolls are amazing works of art

hinamatsuri denver

children were impressed that so much work goes into creating something that is displayed for such a short time

hina matsuri, traditional dolls, denver

hina-ningyo

armor

armor

amazing kimono

amazing kimono

ikebana

If you are in the area and are free tomorrow, please stop by and check this lovely festival out.

For books about Japan and Japanese culture, please check out my post BOOK PILE:Children books about Japan

For awesome activities celebrating Hina matsuri , please check out Hiragana mama blog posts

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