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Join Japan House for Hinamatsuri

A girl in a pink flowered yukata is looking over her shoulder at the camera. She is holding a ceramic bowl.
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On Saturday March 4th, Japan House is hosting Hinamatsuri, or Japanese Doll Festival. The venue will be decked out with Hinadan, “a traditional multi-tiered display of dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in the traditional court dress of the Heian era (794-1185).” However, this is just one part of the event.

You can have the opportunity to learn Yukata etiquette. A yukata is a traditional Japanese garment that is similar to a kimono, but more informal or casual. People of all genders are invited to be dressed in the garment, and learn how to sit, stand, walk, serve, and hold their hands properly, and will also learn about folding and storage. You’ll also be served matcha and a sweet, An Mochi.

Spots are limited, so pre-registration is necessary. At 1 p.m., they will be hosting people aged 12-17. At 2:30 p.m., they will host those 18 and up. There are just a few spaces left for adults, so grab your spot soon. Tickets are $25 each.

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