Hina Festival , the Japanese Girl's Day is a festival at Mar.3rd when families display "Hina Dolls" on seven steps, hinadan and pray for young girls' growth and happiness.Also place rice cake called "Hishimochi" ,sweet white sake and peach blossoms.
It's said that the custom began during the Heian period ,when hina dolls were set afloat on a river to the sea, supposedly taking the troubles or bad spirits away from the girls .
We hold the "Hinameguri" from Feb.22(Sat) to Mar.9(Sun),which means there are lots of hina dolls around you. There are 45 places where hina dolls are placed around Otaru.At these places,you can find the stamps of "Hinameguri".You could apply for the prize by the number of stamps you got.
There are very beautiful hina dolls placed in our Canal Plaza.