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535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California 95112
Phone (408) 294-3138
FAX (408) 294-1657

Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day)

March 3, 2012

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
Second Floor
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112

The Japanese Doll Festival (Hinamatsuri), or Girls' Day, is a festival celebrated by families who have girls, wishing their daughters good health and growth. Traditionally, beautiful dolls representing the emperor, empress, attendants, and musicians were handcrafted especially for the occasion. The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period, when people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits.

Come bring you children to the special Girl's Day celebration at JAMsj. There will be doll exhibits and wonderful craft projects for both boys and girls.

The craft making session is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

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