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Hina Matsuri, the Doll Festival
Sat., 3-02-2019
11 a.m.
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Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Event added by Annette B.

Hina Matsuri – Dolls Festival – is a special time to pray for the growth and happiness of girls. It is also called ‘Peach Blossom Festival’. In earlier days, people believed that peach had special powers to drive away evil spirits because of its fragrance. Hina dolls are displayed prominently in the home. The display always includes the Emperor and Empress on the first tier. Each region in Japan has its own distinctive style of Hina dolls and displays them according to local tradition. Hina dolls are not played with and are carefully packed away at the end of the festival. Festival activities include children choosing their favorite Yukata to wear for a photo with the Hina Dolls. And in the Classroom, guests can participate in a flower workshop hosted by the Ohara Ikebana School to celebrate the Peach Blossom Festival.

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