March 1, 2017–April 2, 2017
Boston Children's Museum
The origin of Hina-matsuri can be traced back to medieval times. In the olden days families used the dolls as talismans to keep bad luck away from their daughters. Later on, it became popular for wealthier families to display a set of elaborate dolls for their daughters. This is similar to how Hina-ningyo are displayed today.
In the Japanese House this month, a set of Hina-ningyo, a gift from Kyoto, Japan, is on display. You can also enjoy making your own origami Hina-ningyo decoration to take home.
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