Hina Dolls

The tradition of celebrating girls' special day by displaying Hina Dolls evolved from the Muromachi period (1336 CE - 1573 CE), when March 3rd was established as the Hinamatsuri festival, to the Edo period (1603 CE - 1868 CE), during which the festival spread widely among the common people.

The placement of Hina Dolls is rooted in the hope for newborns to grow healthily, while also embodying the wish for these dolls to act as surrogates, protecting the children from misfortune. Hina Dolls encapsulate the elders' profound hopes for girls' healthy growth and future marital happiness.