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History of the Doll Festival.

March 3 marks the Girls' Festival, one of Japan's annual festivals. In this article, we will introduce the history and food of Hinamatsuri. (There are many theories about the history and views of Hinamatsuri).


In ancient China, there was a custom called Joushi-no-Sekku (Snake of the Year Festival), in which people purified themselves with water. This custom was introduced in Japan in the Heian period (794-1185) and was known as Nagashi Hina, in which people transferred their bad luck to dolls made of plants, trees and paper and floated them down the river to ward off their bad luck. The custom of Nagashi Hina still exists today.


Over time, the custom changed to decorating dolls instead of throwing them into the river, and it is said that this led to the current custom of decorating Hinamatsuri.


Hinamatsuri is also known as the "Peach Festival," which is said to derive from the fact that peach blossoms bloom around March 3 on the lunar calendar.


〈Meaning of Hinamatsuri foods.〉

Chirashi-zushi


Chirashi-zushi has a magnificent appearance. Each ingredient of chirashi-zushi has its own meaning.


Shrimp: for a long life until its back becomes round, as its back is round.


Lentils: for a clear vision of the future.


Beans: for good health and hard work.


・Hishimochi


Hishimochi are composed of three colors - green, white and pink - each of which has its own meaning.


Green: health, long life


White: purity


Pink: ward off evil spirits


・Hinaarare


Hinaarare are composed of four colors - pink, green, yellow and white - each of which refers to spring, summer, autumn and winter. The meaning of hina-arare is to wish good health and happiness throughout the year.


There are also differences between the Kanto and Kansai regions: in the Kanto region, hina-arare are eaten with a sweet taste using sugar, while in the Kansai region, hina-arare are eaten with a salty taste using soy sauce and salt.


・Clam soup


Clams are a bivalve shellfish, which means they fit in perfectly with their counterparts, but never with other shellfish. This is why they are considered an auspicious food, as they are supposed to pair well for life.


FUJITAYA Querétaro is offering a special accommodation plan for the Festival de las Niñas during the following period.


This plan includes a special breakfast and a Temari Sushi Gozen meal at GOEN Restaurant.


Period: Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday, March 5, 2023


The plan includes: accommodation for two adults, Temari Sushi Gozen dinner and breakfast. Children's meals must be ordered separately at the restaurant, as portions vary from year to year.


Plan price from $2,138.55 MXN (taxes included)


Temari Sushi Gozen


Contents: - Two small bowls of cooked food - Shrimp soup - Temari sushi - Hishimochi-style dessert


Take this opportunity to visit us and have a wonderful time with your children.


If you need a larger room, please contact Hotel Accommodation Reservations.

tel: 52 442 802 94 10



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