Girls Festival

ornate brass crown; pink robe over floral robe with purple white apron with mandela design
Girl’s Temple ceremonial dress with a crown of the phoenix bird, ca 1929-1979
Galt Museum & Archives P20060018003

The Festival of Dolls – hina matsuri – is celebrated on March 3 and is the day on which wishes are expressed for the future happiness of girls.

A set of dolls dressed in costumes which were worn in the royal court in ancient times are displayed together with peach blossoms as decoration.

Additional information for this ceremonial dress is available on the Government of Canada Artefacts Canada - ceremonial dress (external link) website.

Additional information for the crown is also available on the Government of Canada Artefacts Canada (external link) website.