Nina Lee Griffiths

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Paper lanterns floating on the Motoyasu River at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The event marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States in In Japan, people float lanterns on the waters to send off spirits of the dead.

March 3rd is Hinamatsuri, the Japanese Doll's Day! March 03, 2014 Hinamatsuri, the Doll's Day, also known as the Girls' Day, is a special day to pray for young girls' growth and happiness. In Japan, it is also called Momo No Sekku (peach festival) because of the peach blossom season on the old lunar calendar. Most families with girls display beautiful Hina Ningyo (special dolls for Hinamatsuri) and dedicate peach blossoms to them. Platforms covered with a red carpet called hina-dan are ...

[Hinamatsuri] March is a girl's day called "Hinamatsuri" in Japan. It's also called "Momo no sekku". A set of hina dolls called "Hina ningyou" is displayed and the Japanese pray for girl's happiness and healthy growth.