Celebrate Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day), with us! Our Hinamatsuri dolls will be on display from February 23-March 6. Yoko's mom Kazuko started to hand make the Hina dolls in 1987, with 15 dolls total in the set.
In Japan, Hinamatsuri is a day to reflect and celebrate a young woman’s strength, health, and happiness. We at Umami Mart use this opportunity to celebrate all women, young and old.
Hinamatsuri is also known as Doll Festival. Ornamental dolls are made or displayed to ward off misfortune and pray for happiness. Every year, we bring out our ohinasama set, a five-tiered display of traditional Japanese dolls that Yoko's mom hand-clothed. It took her over a decade to complete the whole set, which depicts a royal court from the Emperor and Empress at the top to the samurai protectors on the bottom tier.
Although we won't have our annual Hinamatsuri party this year (it's always a huge hit with the kids and adults), the dolls will be on display through March 6, for the first time since 2020. Stop by and say hi!