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Ever Wondered Why Japanese Celebrate Doll Festival? 

The reason will make you happy. 

Ever Wondered Why Japanese Celebrate Doll Festival? 
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Kabuki is the world of dance and drama in Japan. Japanese dolls basically hail from Kabuki and are known for unique hairstyles. Japanese celebrate doll festival called Hina-Matsuri on 3rd March every year. Japanese families blessed with daughters celebrate this festival with great pomp and show.

Let's check out why Japanese dolls have been an integral part of lifestyle in Japan for centuries. 

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Doll festival aka Hina Matsuri is celebrated for health and happiness of girls. 

Doll festival aka Hina Matsuri is celebrated for health and happiness of girls. 

On this day, Japanese families set up a special step-altar to arrange their emperor and empress dolls. 

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Hina Matsuri is celebrated on 3rd March every year in Japan. 

Hina Matsuri is celebrated on 3rd March every year in Japan. 
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'Hina' refers to dolls while 'Matsuri' refers to festival in Japanese language. 

The origin of this unique and lovely festival date back to thousand years. 

The origin of this unique and lovely festival date back to thousand years. 
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The tradition of celebrating doll festival started in the Edo period (1603-1868). According to this tradition, dolls are kept on display on third day of third month of the Japanese calendar.

Many different types of dolls are made on this festival. 

Many different types of dolls are made on this festival. 
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Ishimatsu doll is especially made for the kids on this day.

Every family of Japan celebrates Hina Matsuri. 

Every family of Japan celebrates Hina Matsuri. 
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Prior to this day, girls and their mothers start wrapping Hina dolls in red cloth and decorate them on an altar. 

Iwatsuki city of Japan is famous for dolls. 

Iwatsuki city of Japan is famous for dolls. 
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It is the production hub of every kind of doll in Japan.

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The artisans of Iwatsuki make dolls using wood, paper and cloth. 

The artisans of Iwatsuki make dolls using wood, paper and cloth. 
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Doll-making is the major occupation of people residing in this Japanese city.

Since 17th century, doll-making grew into a large industry in Iwatsuki. 

Since 17th century, doll-making grew into a large industry in Iwatsuki. 
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Iwatsuki's proximity to Tokyo helped in the emergence and growth of doll-making industry. 

Iwatsuki is known as 'Doll's Town' in Japan. 

Iwatsuki is known as ‘Doll's Town’ in Japan. 
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Whenever a baby girl is born in Japan, she is gifted a complete set of dolls which is passed from generation to generation. 

Kyoto National Museum conducts an exhibition of dolls between February and April every year.  

Kyoto National Museum conducts an exhibition of dolls between February and April every year.  
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The grand exhibition is conducted in honor of the doll festival.

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