Let’s Celebrate Hinamatsuri!

Girls’ Day

1. Click on this link to visit the following website and find out about the Doll Festival. Then, using this information, answer the questions that follow in your notebook. Remember to write a Title (Hinamatsuri) for your page and also copy the questions in your notebook before you answer them.

  1. When is Hinamatsuri celebrated?
  2. Who celebrates Hinamatsuri?
  3. When did the practice of displaying dolls begin?
  4. How is it celebrated? What happens?
  5. What is the superstition attached to the dolls?
2. Ask your teacher for a copy of the Hinadan (doll stand) Worksheet and complete it by drawing arrows to connect up the terms on both sides of the picture with the correct objects in the picture. Use this link to help you. Once complete, colour it and glue it into your notebook under the questions you’ve just completed.
3. Ask your teacher for a copy of the Kimono Doll Bookmark template. Complete it by colouring the pieces of the bookmark. Then, follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to put it together. Once complete, write your name on it and then you can use it to bookmark your page in your Japanese Obento book!
4. Read the Hinamatsuri song and then write it down in Hiragana in your notebook. Use the title “Ureshii Hinamatsuri”.

Akari o tsukemashou bonbori ni.
Let’s light the lanterns.

Ohana o agemashou momo no hana.
Let’s set peach flowers.

Go-nin bayashi no fue taiko.
Five court musicians are playing flutes and drums.

Kyou wa tanoshii Hinamatsuri.
Today is a joyful Dolls’ Festival.

Now listen to the song here.

5. Now you can make some origami dolls using the instructions located here. First paste a red sheet of paper onto your page in your notebook and then glue your origami dolls onto it once they’re completed.

Decorate your dolls and label them appropriately once they’re glued in.