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ひなまつりを英語でざっくり説明する Hinamatsuri, The Girls' Day


Hinamarsuri is a day to pray for the health and happiness of young girls.


Hinamatsuri, also called Girls' Day or Peach Festival(momono-sekku), is a special day in Japan. Celebrated each year on 3 Marchplatforms covered with a red carpet-material are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor,Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period


Hina dolls depict the imperial wedding.


 Each Hina dolls wears a Heian period court costume .



People put away Hina Ningyo as soon as Hinamatsuri is over.


It is believed that if people put away Hina Ningyo too late, the girl will get married late in the future.


People eat Chirashi-zushi, Hishimochi, Hina Arare and so on.



Some parts of Japan still celebrate by making paper dolls of a girl and a boy and placing them in the river. This is called nagashi bina.

日本の一部の地域では、「流し雛」と言って、紙などで作った男女一対の雛の人形を川に流す風習が残っています。(鳥取、奈良、兵庫など関西が多い。およそ1000年前に書かれた源氏物語にも出てくる風習であるThe Tale of Genji - Wikipedia

 三人上戸(sannin-jougo, the three drunk servants)とは

During the Hina Matsuri on March 3rd, families with girls display the hina dolls like the above photo. The fifth row from the top has our three heros: 怒り上戸、泣き上戸、 and 笑い上戸. Together, they are… 三人上戸 sannin jougo – the three drunks! 

三人上戸 The Three Drunks - The Japanese Page - Learn Japanese Online for Free


「ヒナドールフェスティヴァルには、Akira KurosawaのDreamsっていう映画に出てくるワンシーンのイメージだけがある」という方も。



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