Happy Girl’s Day from the Senate

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Yesterday was Girl’s Day or Hinamastsuri in Japanese dates back to the to the Heian Period ( 794-1185 A.D) from the custom hinanagashi. Hinanagashi or “doll floating” is custom where dolls are set afloat down a rive to take away bad sprits. This practice was stopped after fishermen ended up catching the dolls in their nets. As a continuation of the tradition  girls are given ornamental Japanese dolls. The office Senate Maile Shimabukuro hopes that all the girls had a wonderful Girl’s Day.

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