Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu Hosts JASH Hinamatsuri Celebration

On March 3, 2020, Consul General Koichi Ito and Mrs. Misako Ito graciously opened their residence to the Japan-America Society of Hawaii for our annual Hinamatsuri celebration in honor of Girls’ Day.

Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival) also known as Momo-no-sekku (Peach Festival) is traditionally celebrated by Japanese families to wish for happiness and healthy growth of their daughters. In homes, elegant dolls called hina ningyo dressed in ancient court costumes of the Heian Period (794 – 1185) are displayed.

Left - Mrs. Ito shared heart-warming and joyful stories of celebrating Hinamatsuri as a young child. A beautiful display of hina ningyo could be viewed throughout the Consulate .

Right - Ms. Kazuko Love, Tomodachi Committee Co-Chair shares with the group about growing up in Takarazuka City,Japan where performer Ms. Ariake Jun performed. The Takarazuka Revue is a renowned Japanese all-female musical theater troupe based in Takarazuka City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish,Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals as well as Traditional Japanese classics.