BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4906@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20150301T000000Z DTEND:20150301T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Japanese Doll Festival (Hina Matsuri)\, or Girls' Day\, is a festival celebrated by families who have girls\, wishing their daughte rs good health and growth. Traditionally\, beautiful dolls representing t he emperor\, empress\, attendants\, and musicians were handcrafted especi ally for the occasion. The custom of displaying dolls began during the He ian period\, when people believed the dolls possessed the power to contai n bad spirits.\n\nCome\, bring your children to this special Girl's Day celebration at JAMsj. There will be traditional Hina Matsuri dolls\, as w ell as more unique doll exhibits\, and wonderful craft projects for both boys and girls.\n\n<p style="margin-top: 0.0px\; margin-bottom: 0.0px\;">< strong>Hina Matsuri dolls will be on display on Saturday and Sunday.</stro ng>\n\n<p style="margin-top: 0.0px\; margin-bottom: 0.0px\;">Cost: Free wi th admission to the museum (nonmembers\, $5\; students and seniors over a ge 65\, $3\; JAMsj members and children under 12\, free). An additional materials fee may apply.\n SUMMARY:Hina Matsuri URL:/en/events/2015/03/01/hina-matsuri/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR