I visited the nearby shrine to see the event of nagashi-bina (in Japanese), or floating hina dolls down a river. It is believed to be the origin of the Doll Festival whose object is to wish for sound growth of young girls. The dolls in the photos aren’t floating anymore, though.
They never think of their fate/
To be let go/
Oh, paper dolls floating downriver/
Translation and calligraphy by Tomoko
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