Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14
February 26, 2020 (Wed) - March 22, 2020 (Sun)
Many families in Japan display elaborate dolls on March 3 for the annual Doll Festival. These dolls, called hina, represent parents’ wishes for their daughters to grow up into healthy and happy adults. Some hina dolls, especially the historic examples on display here, show remarkable artistry and reflect a long-established preference in Japan for small yet intricately crafted objects.