Residents of The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community outside of Reading, recently observed the annual Japanese Peach Blossom Festival, celebrated as “Girl’s Day.”
They were led by Tamiko Nagatamare Laincz, a native of Japan. Traditionally, Japanese families with young daughters celebrate this event by decorating beautiful hina-Ningyo dolls, special dolls that are replicas of an ancient emperor and empress and their subordinates. There are also ceremonies to bestow good wishes for health and happiness on young girls.
The celebration featured an exhibit of kimono and kimono silks and hina-Ningyo dolls.
Several residents and their younger relatives also served as kimono models.