Katia Y Toguchi
The Kimono Gallery
Nagashi hiina, Kyoto, Japan. “Hina-nagashi (Floating hina-dolls down to the sea) - March 3 each year, at Awashima-jinja Shrine. Dolls dedicated from all over the country are taken to the shore in a plain-wood boat with colorful paper cranes in it, and floated down to the sea after the chief priest of the Shinto shrine exorcises the evil spirits.