people display dolls to celebrate their daughters.
On March 3rd, Hinamatsuri is celebrated in Japan.
Hinamatsuri traces its origins to a Heian Period (about 8th - 11th century) custom called Nagashi-bina.
People used to float paper dolls down rivers on March 3rd,
believing the dolls would carry away their bad luck.
Then, in the Muromachi Period (about 13th - 15th century), this practice was incorporated into
a court function in which wealthy families displayed Hina dolls.
Later, in the Edo Period (about 16th - 18th century), the celebration also spread among ordinary people.
These days, Hinamatsuri has become known as a girls' festival.
Every year around this time, people display elaborate dolls of the emperor and empress
and their attendants, praying for the future growth and well-being of their daughters.
My daughter's dolls :
Tachi-sugata Dolls by Yoshitoku