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JR Yamashina Station
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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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JR Gotanda Station, east entrance 五反田駅
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Keihan Yamashina Station is right next to JR Yamashina Station on the right.
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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JR Gotanda Station, east entrance 五反田駅
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JR Gotanda Station as seen from Keihin Kyuko Gotanda Station.
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JR Gotanda Station, east side
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JR Gotanda Station, east side
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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JR Gotanda Station, east side
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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JR Gotanda Station, east side
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Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Route 1 in Higashi-Gotanda
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JR Gotanda Station, east side
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JR Gotanda Station and Tokyu, road to Sony HQ
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JR Gotanda Station, west side being completely redeveloped.
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2nd floor with more Hina dolls.
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JR Gotanda Station, west side being completely redeveloped in April 2007.
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2nd floor room with Hina festival dolls. 雛祭りの雛人形
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Route 1 in Nishi-Gotanda toward TOC.
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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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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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Cake maker
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Hina matsuri cake
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If you ride the Tokaido Line train between Maibara and Samegai Stations and look out the window in the north, you might notice this low hill called Hinade-yama.Near JR Sakata Station (Hokuriku Line) in former Omi-cho town is Mt. Hinodeyama with Hinode Jinja Shrine holding an annual sumo festival on the third Mon. of Sept. It features mainly children's sumo and a sumo jinku dance by about 16 men.
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If you look carefully, you might notice a manmade structure on Mt. Hinade. Too small to be a castle, doesn't look like a house, looks like a lookout deck.
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One day in 2009, I finally investigated this mountain in Maibara. It's about 2 km from JR Sakata Station on the Hokuriku Line toward Nagahama. You can rent a bicycle at Sakata Station.
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Omi Branch of Maibara City Hall is near the foot of Hinade-yama.
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Large torii in the middle of an intersection. It belongs to Hinade Shrine which is on Mt. Hinade.
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The road around the mountain is decorated with lanterns on the occasion of Hinade Shrine's sumo festival on Sept. 21, 2009.
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Entrance and torii to Hinade Shrine with banners announcing the sumo festival held on the third Mon. of September in Maibara.
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Path to Hinade Jinja Shrine.
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A few food and game stalls during the sumo festival.
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Hinade Shrine is dedicated to a god called Sukunahikona-no-Mikoto and Okinaga-sukuneo. 少毘古名命(すくなひこなのみこと)・息長宿禰王(おきながすくねおう)MAP
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Hinade Shrine in Maibara, Shiga Prefecture has Imperial connections as it also worships the legendary Emperor Ojin.
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The shrine also has a sumo ring. In the 13th century, Emperor Go-Toba visited the shrine and watched sumo performed by the local people. He offered a yellow cow to the shrine. This was the start of the shrine's annual sumo festival.
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Mt. Hinodeyama with Hinode Jinja Shrine holds an annual sumo festival on the third Mon. of Sept. It features mainly children's sumo and a sumo jinku dance by about 16 men. For the sumo festival, the sumo ring is decorated with four pillars and pieces of cloth. Near JR Sakata Station (Hokuriku Line) in former Omi-cho town.
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The sumo festival started at 1 pm. They had kids and men on both sides of the sumo ring.
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The yobidashi caller calls the name of the sumo wrestler.
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The first match was between these two men who had a piece of paper in their mouths.
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Winner. The sumo matches are held as religious ceremony dedicated to the shrine's gods.
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Sanyaku Soroifumi has the top three ranking wrestlers (Ozeki, Sekiwake, Komusubi) stomp the ring to further purify the ring as they face the shrine.
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Yobidashi
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A few more matches by the men were held.
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Ozeki
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Then the children's sumo matches. Boys only, no girls. This was the main highlight and crowd pleaser.
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The winners received various household and kitchen goods like towels, pillows, toaster, etc.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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It wasn't so crowded. There were some photographers, and it received local TV news coverage.
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The children's sumo were based on age. And they got older.
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Prizes to be awarded.
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A pillow for this winner.
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Then they held the dohyo-iri ring-entering ceremony performed by the men.
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While dressed in formal sumo aprons, they first went to the shrine to pray.
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Hinade Shrine's priest blesses the wrestlers.
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The wrestlers then walked to the sumo ring.
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The men performing the ring-entering ceremony for the west side.
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The same men perform the ring-entering ceremony for the east side. There were about 20 men.
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After the ring-entering ceremony, the men remained on the ring and performed the sumo odori dance accompanied by sumo jinku singing.
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Sumo odori dance at Hinade Shrine in Maibara, Shiga Prefecture. Also see my YouTube video here.
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Afterward, more children's sumo.
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Sumo tournament winners.
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Then for fun, they held random sumo matches regardless of age and size.
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Uneven match.
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In the end, the boys take home their prizes in a large garbage bag.
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More matches between the men.
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Finally, the bow twirling ceremony (called Yumitori-shiki). Notice that he faces the shrine.
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In the end, they gathered on the sumo ring and clapped their hands in appreciation.
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Map of Mt. Hinade. There are short hiking trails on this low mountain.
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Within the Hinade Shrine grounds is this entrance to a hiking trail going up Mt. Hinade-yama. Elevation is only 240 meters so it's an easy climb.
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Hiking trail on Mt. Hinade.
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Go left.
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Easy hike and well worth it for the great views of Maibara. This is one of those places you've never heard of, but should visit.
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While hiking up, you'll see a few views like this.
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Rock
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Pine tree
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Looking toward Nagahama.
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The lookout deck in view at the end of the trail.
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Now this is what I saw from the train. It is a wooden lookout deck.
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Lookout deck on Mt. Hinade.
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Looking toward Maibara Station. You can see the tiny Heiwado sign with the white dove. That's next to Maibara Station.
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Looking toward Sakata Station which is on the right of the white roof near the center of the picture.
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Lake Biwa and Takeshima island off Hikone.
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Shinkansen
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Nagahama
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Nagahama Dome and Chikubushima island in the background.
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Nagahama
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Shinkansen
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Looking north
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Meishin Expressway
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Meishin Expressway
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Summit of Hinade-yama is a rickety bench.
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Another trail to go down. Mt. Ibuki in the distance.
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Mt. Ibuki
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Colorful moth
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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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