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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — On Sunday, the Portland Japanese Garden helped bring awareness to an important tradition from the homeland, Hina Matsuri, or “Doll’s Day.”

Also called “Girl’s Day,” it is observed every year on March 3, centering around praying for happiness, growth and good health of girls.

In Japan, families with daughters mark the festival by crafting “Hina” dolls in ornate costumes in the days leading up to Doll’s Day. On the day of, it’s also traditional to give girls colorful sweets.

Additionally, the celebration coincides with the Peach Blossom Festival, since the lunar calendar says peach blossoms are in full bloom at this time.

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At Portland’s Japanese Garden on Sunday, visitors learned how to make ikebana (flower arrangements) with peach blossoms.

“Despite the snowy weather I think we had a great turnout,” said Mayuko Sasanuma, the Garden’s Director of Cultural Programs. “The music performance we had …

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