We display the Hina-doll at Liberty Cove House entrance hall.
This Hina-doll is for “Hina-matsuri (the Doll’s Festival)” which is held on March 3rd.
It’s also called “the Girl’s Festival” because it’s to wish for girl’s growth and happiness. It’s also known as “Momo no Sekku (the Peach Festival)”
People display a set of calls in beautiful ancient court costume of the Heian era on a tier of 5 or 7 shelves.
A set includes dairy-bina (the Emperor and Empress), three kanjo (court ladies), five court musicians, two ministers, and three servants.
It was believed that the dolls protected people from sickness or ill-fortune. Girls invite their friends and have shirozake (sweet, mild rice wine). hina-arare (sweet rice crackers), and hishimochi (diamond-shaped rice cakes)