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My Hinamatsuri


Bringing Japanese culture to America

My mother was born in the United States but grew up in Japan from the time she was two, so her first language and primary culture is Japanese. When she came back to the United States and eventually started her family, she imparted on her daughters many of the traditions she brought with her from Japan.

Based on this original

Hina Doll Set - Empress doll
uploaded by vkm
This is a close-up of an Empress doll from a hina-ningyo set. Although it's a little hard to see against the background, you can see her hairdo. You can also … More »

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