New Meetup: Hinamatsuri (Doll's Festival)

From: Orville
Sent on: Saturday, February 21, 2009 9:18 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Cleveland Japanese Meetup Group!

What: Hinamatsuri (Doll's Festival)

When: March 7,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Hinamatsuri (Doll's Festival)" is held on March 3rd. This is a day to pray for young girl's growth and happiness. 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 "hina-ningyo" which are special dolls for Hinamatsuri and dedicate peach blossoms to them. They are usually arranged on a five or seven-tiered stand covered with a red carpet. At the top are the Emperor and Empress. The next step contains three court ladies (sannin-kanjo), followed by five musicians (gonin-bayashi), two ministers (udaijin and sadaijin), and three servants ending the bottom row in a five-tiered display. There are also small pieces of furniture, small meal dishes, and other things.
For so many years Dimitris Restaurant has been a landmark in Midtown Shopping Center at Broadview and Snow Roads. So i decided to start are FIRST meet up of the year HERE. If anyone has any questions
or need directions feel free and call me at my (c[masked] or email me at [address removed]

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