A girl's first
"Girls' Day" is called her hatzu-zekku. On a
girl's hatzu-zekku it is very popular for the girl's granparents
to buy her a display like the one at the right. This display can
have up to seven tiers with dolls and small furniture. At the
top is always the dolls of the emperor and empress with a miniature
gilded screen placed behind them, very much like how it is in
the imperial court.
Most families take
out this display of dolls around mid-February and put it away
immediately after Hina Matsuri is over. There is a superstition
that says that families slow to put away the dolls will have trouble
marrying off their daughters!