All TopicsNewsCultureJapanese Snacks & CandyFood & DrinkTravelEntertainmentMember Spotlight
TokyoTreat Japanese Snacks BlogTokyoTreat | March 2020 Theme – Happy Girls Day!

TokyoTreat | March 2020 Theme – Happy Girls Day!

By Oliver
February 01, 2020

Happy Girls Day – Japan’s Cutest Festival! 

Did you know Japan had a Girls Day? Every March 3rd, Girls Day is celebrated by girls and families all across Japan. But how did it start, why does it happen and why all the dolls? Grab a snack and let’s dive in!

Source

In traditional Japanese culture, March 3rd (3/3) is considered to be a day that will bring good luck because of the repeating odd numbers. The tradition on this day was to create paper dolls that were not only played with by children, but that were also used in purification rituals.

Over time, this festival became a day to pray for the health and well being of girls, and the dolls became ever more intricate and precious. The dolls resemble the royal court and wear Heian (11th century) Era clothing. They sit on a hinadan, a tiered platform, and at the top sit a Odairisama (emperor) and Ohinasama (empress).

Source

You can see beautiful displays using these dolls in department stores and hotels, like the Keio Plaza! And for true fans of Girls Day, head to Kyoto between 3/1 and 3/3 to see lots of Girls Day celebrations, like the doll display at Hokyoji Temple (also known as the Doll's Temple) or to Shimogamo-Jinja to see a ceremony with paper dolls floating down the river!

Source

Most families with daughters own their own dolls however.These dolls are often considered very precious, and a big part of the festival is storing, unpacking and arranging the dolls with care and love. Now, families often opt to just have the top layer as they can be tricky to store. Children often have parties around this time, enjoying lots of sweet and savory treats!

This Month's Box

We love this fun, girl power filled festival here at TokyoTreat, and so we wanted to help you have your own Hina-Matsuri party! Don’t miss out on TokyoTreat’s March “Happy Girls Day” Box! Get it now!

Want your photo to be featured in our monthly booklet or on social media? Tag us on social media at #tokyotreat and maybe you'll see your photo in our next booklet! As usual we will also have an awesome photo contest with unique Japanese prizes and a FREE snack box so stay tuned for that!

As a big thank you to our subscribers we always give away a big Lucky Treat prize which is filled with over $500 worth of goodies! If you want a chance to win, make sure to join the fam!

And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more news straight from Japan!

Enjoy Delicious Japanese Candy And Snacks Every Month!

Starting from $32.50 USD
Get TokyoTreat
Author avatar
Oliver

Bringing you snack info straight from Tokyo!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enjoy Delicious Japanese Candy And Snacks Every Month!

Starting from $32.50 USD
Get TokyoTreat

Related Articles

An All-New TokyoTreat: Message from Founder Ayumi Chikamoto

November 29, 2021

Hi! I’m Ayumi, founder of TokyoTreat! Come and find out more about our history and why we leveled-up TokyoTreat!

TokyoTreat October 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners Announced!

November 02, 2021

TokyoTreat October 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners Announced!(^v^) Hello TokyoTreat Fams! How was your Halloween? We hope you had so much fun! The time has come and we’re glad to announce the October 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners, let’s check the list below: Miranda S Chalore H Jackie W Megan R Rainier D Congratulations to all of…

TokyoTreat September 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners Announced!

October 02, 2021

TokyoTreat September 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners Announced!(^v^) Hello everyone! We hope September was a wonderful month for all of our TokyoTreat fams, as we are all expected. Now we’re more than excited to announce the September 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners, let’s check the list below: Lauren V Lorenne R Aaliyah B Sourav B Crystal L…

TokyoTreat August 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners Announced!

September 02, 2021

TokyoTreat August 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners Announced!(^v^) Hello everyone! Hope our lovely TokyoTreat fam is doing well these days! As usual, we’re bringing a fun and exciting announcement for the August 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners, let’s find out together from the list below: Naomi B Imogen B Caitlyn B Yahaira V Emma J Additionally, thanks…

TokyoTreat July 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners Announced!

August 02, 2021

TokyoTreat July 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners Announced!(^v^) Hey TokyoTreat Fam! Hope you’re doing well and are having a great time with your TokyoTreat box! We’re bringing an exciting announcement for the July 2021 Reviewer Contest Winners, let’s find out together: Maurane V Leila E Pamela G Sammy P Leonie F Also, thank you to everyone…


Be a TokyoTreat Insider!

Join our newsletter and receive tasty news and deals!


Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Accepted Payments
Visa payment availableMastercard payment availableAmerican Express payment availableDiscover payment availablePayPal payment available


Be a TokyoTreat Insider!

Join our newsletter and receive tasty news and deals!

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Copyright © 2021 TokyoTreat™. All Rights Reserved.
Accepted Payments
Visa payment availableMastercard payment availableAmerican Express payment availableDiscover payment availablePayPal payment available