Hinamatsuri is Girls' Day, a day to wish girls well-being. Most families with daughters celebrate by displaying hina-ningyou (hina dolls) in the living room. Dolls are usually placed in a staircase pattern, the dolls on top of the shelf represent the Emperor and Empress. On the second shelf are three ladies-in-waiting, on the third shelf are five court musicians, on the fourth are government ministers, and on the bottom shelf are three court officials.