“On March 3 Japanese parents honor their daughters by celebrating hinamatsuri or Girls Day. To mark the event, families display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians arrayed in traditional court dress of the ninth to the twelfth centuries, the Heian period. View the sumptuous costumes of a full set of handmade dolls and stay for an origami workshop in which you and your children can learn to make paper dolls as well as horses in this Year of the Horse.
There will be different types of Japanese dolls exhibited for Girls Day (coming up on March 3rd), and a 7 tier doll setup will be displayed in the Japanese house.
Admission includes origami materials and entrance to the Gardens”. Tickets $15 adults, $5 children, buy online at Yume Japanese Gardens website, www.tucsonjapanesegardens.org, 520-332-2928.