雛祭り

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Jinmeiyō Grade: 3
Hina matsuri store display featuring all 7 tiers of the dolls' imperial court.

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Compound of (hina, doll) +‎ 祭り (matsuri, festival).

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雛祭り (hiragana ひなまつり, romaji Hina matsuri)

  1. The Japanese festival of Hina matsuri, held on 3 March.
    Also known as "Girls' Day" or the "Doll Festival", wherein most families with girls pray for their young girls' growth and future happiness. Celebrated with displays of dolls representing the imperial court, before which are placed offerings such as diamond-shaped mochi (doughy rice cakes), white sake, and peach blossoms. Also called 桃の節句 (Momo no Sekku, the Peach Festival) as Hina matsuri occurs during the peach blossom season on the old lunar calendar.

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  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3