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1 2014 Year Nickname “Uma” (Horse)
2 Event Calender

3 How to apply to Hoikuen

4 Hokago Room
5 How to use public bicycle parks
6 Flying a kite
7 Bean-throwing ceremony
8 Hina doll’s Festival
9 Japanese Cooking
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Hina doll’s Festival

 
 

Hina Doll’s Festival on Mar. 3rd is also called Hina Festival. It is to hope girls to grow up lively. Hina Doll is like a guardian angel to take over troubles like sickness instead of a girl.

Hina Dolls, Shiro-sake (made from fermented rice), Hishi-mochi (a diamond-shaped colored rice cake), Hina-arare (bite-sized crackers made from rice), peach flower and etc. are displayed on that day. As foods, Chirashi-Sushi and clear soup containing clams are prepared.

Events of Hina Doll’s Festival are performed in various towns. The famous event in Chiba Prefecture is “Katsuura Big Hina Festival” in Katsuura-city. This event is planned from Feb. 21st (Fri.) till Mar. 3rd (Mon.) in year 2014. In that term, more than 25,000 Hina Dolls are displayed in various placea of the city. Especially, more than 1,000 Hina Dolls are displayed on whole 60 stone steps of Tomisaki-shrine and here is lighted up in the evening. In addition, various events are also planned, so please go to see by all means. You can go to Katsuura-city by JR train from JR Funabashi Station. It takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes and the train ticket costs 1,450 Yen.

Furthermore, May 5th is the day for boys that is called the Boy’s Festival.

 

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