March 3rd is the day for the Dolls Festival.
This festival has been traditionally selebrated in every household with a girl/girls throughout Japan. It is to hope for the girls’ healthy and happy growth.
When a girl is born to a family, relatives make gifts of dolls by next March, so as to enable the family to celebrate the girl’s first Hina-matsuri, or dolls festival.
Since the dolls for such an occasion are of treasure and tend to be expensive, we (often mothers of the girls) take great care and pleasure every year to exhibit the dolls.
In these couple of years my daughters are away in Tokyo, so I settle our Obaachan (granny ,i.e.my mother in-law) instead to take pictures.