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March 06, 2024

GIIS Tokyo Celebrates Hinamatsuri

Cultures around the world embrace unique customs to honor and protect their children, and in Japan, one such tradition takes center stage on March 3rd each year. Hinamatsuri, also known as Girls' Day, is a cherished festival deeply rooted in Japanese culture and tradition.

Families across Japan come together on this special day to pray for the health, longevity, and prosperity of their daughters. Central to the celebration is the wish for a happy and successful future for all girls, symbolized by the iconic Hina Matsuri dolls.

At GIIS Tokyo, our Kindergarten children embraced the spirit of Hinamatsuri with enthusiasm and creativity. Engaged in various activities, they immersed themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Japan. Among the highlights of the celebration was the opportunity for our young learners to draw Hina Matsuri dolls, each stroke imbued with meaning and significance.

With careful attention to detail, our students brought the traditional dolls to life, infusing them with their own unique interpretations and artistic flair. The process not only honed their artistic skills but also deepened their appreciation for Japanese culture and customs.

In addition to creating the Hina Matsuri dolls, our Kindergarten children also crafted heartfelt cards, a gesture of goodwill and camaraderie to mark this auspicious occasion. Through their creations, they expressed their wishes for the happiness and success of all girls, both near and far.

As the festivities came to a close, our students carried with them not only their handcrafted dolls and cards but also a deeper understanding of the importance of tradition and community. Hinamatsuri serves as a poignant reminder of the bonds that unite us and the collective hope for a brighter future for all children, regardless of nationality or background.

At GIIS Tokyo, we take pride in fostering an environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and cherished. Through experiences like Hinamatsuri, we strive to instill in our students a sense of cultural appreciation and empathy, preparing them to thrive as global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.

GIIS Tokyo Communications

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