HOME > PHOTOS:Antique Hina Doll Festival 2017


PHOTOS:

Antique Hina Doll Festival 2017

next

PHOTOS

2017/01/19 


Some 800 'Zashikibina' Dolls Owned by Kumiko Senoshita, Doll Collector in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Depict Crowd of People Enjoying Major Celebrations in Japan, including Gion Festival in Kyoto, Nebuta Festival in Aomori.

(Jiji Press)



     An annual exhibition of antique 'hina' dolls started at the Hyakudan Kaidan exhibition hall in Tokyo, bringing together more than 800 dolls from all seven prefectures in the Kyushu region, including Kumamoto, which was hit hardest by a series of massive earthquakes in April 2016. The eighth 'Hyakudan Hinamatsuri' exhibition runs through March 12 at the tangible cultural property designated by the Tokyo metropolitan government in wedding complex Meguro Gajoen. Hina dolls are traditionally displayed for the 'Hinamatsuri' festival on March 3 to wish for the well-being of girls. Most dolls represent the Emperor and the Empress, as well as palace attendants and musicians in the Heian period.


PHOTOS

next

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Japan Defense Minister Questioned by Ministry Investigators on S. Sudan Reports
ECONOMY
Toshiba to Book 40 Billion Yen in Capital Gains from Landis+Gyr Swiss IPO
SPORTS
Ichiro Remains Most Popular Athlete in Japan, Central Research Survey Shows
OTHER
Japan Govt to Consider Removing Expressway over Tokyo's Nihonbashi Bridge

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos