Maiko Kikutsuru was telling guests about this beautiful Japanese custom: "The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Back then people believed that dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits.Hina matsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi (lit. “doll floating”), in which straw hina dolls are set a float on a boat and sent down a river to the sea, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits with them".
Maiko Kikutsuru(left) and Maiko Kikumaru(right). Our Honorable guests are in the middle