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Hakata Ningyo dolls
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Room with Hina festival dolls and entrance to the Tonomura Shigeru Literature Museum. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Hakata Station has many Hakata doll shops on the 1st floor.
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Hakata dolls are Fukuoka's most famous souvenir. There are all kinds and they suit almost any budget.
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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2nd floor with more Hina dolls.
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2nd floor room with Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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2nd floor room looking toward the balcony.
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Hina festival dolls in alcove.
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Hina festival dolls
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2nd floor with Hina festival dolls
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Hinamatsuri dolls
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Entrance to the daruma fair.
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Daruma dolls for sale on the same day as Setsubun
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Daruma
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Near JR Akihabara Station is a new building called Akihabara UDX (Crossfield). On the 4th floor is this Tokyo Anime Center which has anime displays, a theater, and voice acting recording studio. Free admission.
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Display case of dolls and cells
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Anpan Man
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Maids to greet you
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Maids, the costume rage in Japan for several years already.
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Welcome!
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Tokyo Anime Center
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Many life-size costumed characters on display.
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Tokyo Anime Center, Akihabara
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Big expressive eyes.
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Straight black hair is pretty too.
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Blue ponytails
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Goldilocks?
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Space teen?
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School uniform
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Redhead in school uniform
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Large daruma at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Anybody who knows the names of these characters are welcome to enlighten me...
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Sakura
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Merry Christmas
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Pikachu, Astro Boy, Doraemon
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Daruma
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The path is lined with daruma doll vendors
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Daruma dolls
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Daruma
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Daruma
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Hina dolls in guest house room 大客殿
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Hina dolls in guest house room 大客殿
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Hinamatsuri dolls 大客殿
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I visted Akishima on March 3, 2013, Girl's Day or Hina Matsuri Doll Festival. Ito Yokado was selling hina dolls for 70,000 to 100,000 yen.
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Hina matsuri dolls for sale.
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100,000 yen for hina dolls.
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100,000 yen for hina dolls.
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Hina matsuri cake
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Temple office sells souvenirs such as the maneki neko beckoning cat in various sizes (and prices).
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Temple office sells maneki neko beckoning cat in various sizes (and prices).
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Gate to Maneki Neko Beckoning Cat Temple. There are a few theories (or legends) as to how the maneki neko (Beckoning Cat) was created. One theory comes from this temple.
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Maneki Neko Beckoning Cat Temple is a small worship hall dedicated to the beckoning cat. On the left of the temple, notice a little roofed shelf. 猫観音を祀る招猫殿
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Inside Beckoning Cat Temple. The altar's objects of worship are numerous beckoning cat dolls.
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One day, Lord Ii Naotaka was doing falconry and was on his way home when it started to rain. He sought shelter under a tree at the temple. Then he saw a cat raising its paw...He went to the cat and then lightning struck the tree he was standing under. In appreciation, Naotaka gave donations to the temple.
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On the left of the Beckoning Cat Temple is a shelf where you can offer your lucky cat after it has brought you good luck.
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Shelf for beckoning cats, maneki neko at Gotokuji temple in Setagaya, Tokyo.
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Shelf for beckoning cats, maneki neko. Gotokuji temple, Setagaya, Tokyo.1 comments
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Beckoning cats, maneki neko, which did their duty for their owners who now offer them to the temple as a gesture of thanks. Gotokuji temple, Tokyo.
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Hanno in Saitama Prefecture holds its Hina Matsuri as a citywide exhibition of hina dolls and hanging decorations centering on two main streets in central Hanno, near JR Higashi Hanno Station and Hanno Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.
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Many local shops display hina dolls and decorations along the Hanno Ginza road and Odori road. The festival is held from mid-Feb. to March 3. These photos were taken on March 3, 2013.
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This is Hanno Ginza, one of Hanno's main streets where hina dolls are hanging decorations are displayed. A short walk from Hanno Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.
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The hina doll displays are usually placed at the storefront where we can immediately see it as we pass by.
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This shop had its hina decorations outside which is unusual.
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Most shops had their hina dolls inside the shop.
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So we enter the store to look at the hina dolls.
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They usually indicate how old the hina dolls are. Usually a family heirloom going back a few decades.
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This fish monger had hina decorations made of clam shells.
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A stonemason shop in Hanno.
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The stonemason displayed these hina dolls made of stone.
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Hina dolls made of stone in Hanno, Saitama.
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Closeup of hina doll made of stone.
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Hina dolls mde of stone.
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The stonemason also had a little room in the back displaying real hina dolls.
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One shop had a large hina doll tapestry outside to catch our attention.
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Inside the tapestry shop.
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Hina dolls and tapestry on the bottom in Hanno, Saitama Prefecture.
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Hina doll tapestries
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A bakery in Hanno, Saitama displayed hina dolls flanked with hanging decorations made of bread.
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Closeup of hanging decorations made of bread. These were outside, and I guess there were enough people to keep the birds away.
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Hanno Ginza street.
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Hina dolls displayed inside a shop.
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Hina dolls in a senbei cracker shop.
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This is Odori street, another main street with hina doll displays. This street goes to JR Higashi Hanno Station.
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Hanno Chamber of Commerce also had a hina doll display.
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Hanno Chamber of Commerce statue.
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Inside the Hanno Chamber of Commerce.
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Inside the Hanno Chamber of Commerce.
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Hanno's main hina doll display was in this old Japanese shop storehouse called Kinujin (絹甚). It was built in 1904 by a silk merchant.
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About Kinujin.
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Hanging decorations outside Kinujin.
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Numerous hina dolls and hanging decorations inside Kinujin.
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Numerous hina dolls and hanging decorations inside Kinujin.
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Numerous hina dolls and hanging decorations inside Kinujin.
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Numerous hina dolls and hanging decorations inside Kinujin.
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Inside Kinujin.
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Hina dolls inside Kinujin.
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Hina dolls inside Kinujin, Hanno, Saitama.
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Kinjujin also has this storehouse which we could not enter, but only peer inside to see hina dolls.
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Kinjujin's storehouse had these hina dolls.
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About Kinujin's storehouse.
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Odori street and Kinujin on the left.
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Acros from Kinujin is one of the few shops with a traditional design. This shop had its hina dolls displayed in the showcase on the left.
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Showcase with Hina dolls.
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The showcase displayed many hina dolls some of which were quite old.
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80 year-old hina doll.
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The problem with many hina doll displays was that most of them were behind glass, not good for picture-taking.
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Another old building in Hanno. It used to be the Hanno Silk Weaving Association office, built in 1922. Inside the window facing the street showed hina dolls.
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Hina dolls inside the former Hanno Silk Weaving Association office.
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About the Hanno Silk Weaving Association office.
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Even this bank had a hina doll display in its show window.
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Tailor shop
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I hope the sun won't damage the dolls too much.
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One of Japan's biggest Hina Matsuri doll festivals is held at Konosu, Saitama from mid-February to March 3, Girls' Day. The main site is Konosu City Hall lobby with its huge, 7-meter-high pyramid with over 1,800 hina dolls. Inside Konosu Station
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JR Konosu Station.
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Way to Konosu City Hall, the main site for the Hina Matsuri.
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Follow the pink banners. The road is also crowded with cars.
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Konosu City Hall. In front are food booths.
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Konosu City Hall front entrance.
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PR poster
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On weekends when it's not raining, they also display 2,000 hina dolls on the front porch.
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2,000 hina dolls on the front porch of Konosu City Hall.
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Konosu has a long doll-making history dating back to the Edo Period.
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Hina dolls in bamboo.
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Inside Konosu City Hall is this huge pyramid of hina dolls.
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Konosu Hina Matsuri Doll Festival
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Konosu Hina Matsuri Doll Festival
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Live musicians play next to the pyramid.
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More dolls above the entrance.
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More dolls above the entrance.
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The top dolls are actually screwed on to the pyramid so they won't fall during an earthquake.
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Antique hina dolls were also displayed. These are from the 1920s.
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Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri doll festival in Konosu, Saitama.
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This stairway was also filled with dolls.
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We could go up to the 2nd floor which was also lined with dolls.
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Origami hina dolls
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They also sold local products like honey.
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Numeric data on the hina doll pyramid. The pyramid is 7 meters high, has 31 steps and 1,807 dolls.
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Front porch again.
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The dolls on the porch are displayed until 3:30 pm. They are now putting away the dolls.
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They put away the dolls in no time.
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Local mascot.
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Hina doll monument in front of JR Konosu Station.
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Elumi Konosu Shopping Mall in front of Konosu Station.
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Inside Elumi Konosu Shopping Mall.
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Another festival site is the Elumi Konosu Shopping Mall in front of Konosu Station. They have a smaller pyramid of dolls and stage entertainment on the 1st floor's Central Court.
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Elumi Konosu Shopping Mall also holds a hina matsuri doll festival with a smaller pyramid.
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Entertainment schedule in front of the doll pyramid.
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