Hina Matsuri, the Doll Festival

February 26-March 3, 2014
Garden hours
Included with Garden admission

Photo: Jonathan Ley

Hina Matsuri is one of the five annual observances, Go-Sekku, that mark the changing seasons. A major feature of this celebration is the display of Hina Ningyo, special dolls representing the imperial family and their courtiers—arrayed on a five- or seven-tiered stand that is covered with a celebratory red cloth and placed in the best room of the house. The Portland Japanese Garden is proud to present the exquisite Loen and Sho Dozono Family hina dolls, gifted to the Garden in 2008—a complete collection of the finest-quality handmade dolls from Japan.

During the week, visitors can dress their daughter in a cotton yukata and take their picture in front of the dolls.

On Sunday, March 2 from 1-3pm, the Garden will offer a drop-in origami workshop and desserts available for purchase from Yume Confections.

Learn more about the Doll Festival: Hina Matsuri article

Photo: Jonathan Ley