Hinamatsuri 「雛祭り」 or girls day, is a festival of dolls here in Japan. Usually, you can find displays of rows of dolls symbolizing the royal court. The amount of tiers of dolls varies regionally, as does what the dolls are holding and what they symbolize.
Here in Nakatsu, we had a “living hinamatsuri” display going on in front of the castle, Nakatsu-jo.
Château Fort de Peyrelade in Rivière-sur-Tarn, Aveyron, France
A castle existed here at least as far back as the 12th century. It was the scene of incessant battles and sieges until 1633 when it was dismantled on the orders of Cardinal Richelieu. Thanks to its position controlling the entrance to the Gorges du Tarn, it was one of the most important castles in the Rouergue province
The name is derived from the occitan “Pèira Lada”, meaning wide rock
Objects found on the site suggest it was inhabited in prehistoric times.