February 2016


(Doll Festival or Girls’ Festival)

February 16th to March 24th


March 3rd is called Hina-Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls’ Festival) in Japan. On this day, people pray for the good health and happiness of young girls by setting up a display of Hina–Ningyo (special dolls for Hina–Matsuri).

The Japan Information Center at the Consulate General of Japan in New York will set up a seven-tiered stand displaying 15 Hina–Ningyo dolls to celebrate the festival.

The emperor and empress dolls reside on the top tier, waited upon by three ladies–in–waiting on the second tier, five male musicians on the third, two ministers with trays of food on the fourth and three guards on the fifth. The sixth and seventh tiers are decorated with household ornaments and carriages.



Japan Information Center Gallery
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue
18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
(between 48th and 49th Streets)
Tel: 212–371–8222

Date & Time

Tuesday, February 16th – Friday, March 24th
9:30AM – 4:00PM (Except weekends)
*Please bring photo ID to enter the building

Japan Info is a publication of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. However, the opinions and materials contained herein do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Government of Japan.

299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171

TEL: (212) 371-8222