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Hina and Japanese Dolls

Hina and Japanese Dolls / Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14   February 23, 2021 (Tue) - March 21, 2021 (Sun)

  
Hina Doll Accessories with Scenes from The Tale of Genji, Edo period, 1860 (Gift of Ms. Fujiko Maekawa)

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.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Hina Doll Accessories with Scenes from The Tale of Genji, Edo period, 1860 (Gift of Mr. Maekawa Fujiko )
Hina Dolls (Kokin type), Passed down by the Hibiya family, Edo period, 1860 (Private collection)
Hina Dolls (Kyōhō type), Edo period, 18th century
Hina Dolls in an Archaic Style with Jirozaemon Heads, Formerly owned by Shibata Zeshin, Edo period, 17th–18th century
Costumed Doll of the Kabuki Actor Kichiya, Edo period, 18th century
Hina Dolls and Accessories, Edo period, 1860 (Gift of Mr. Maekawa Fujiko)

 

Pamphlet

Hina Dolls of the Maekawa Family: A Look at Their Intricate Accessories
Hina Dolls of the Maekawa Family: A Look at Their Intricate Accessories


The pamphlet is also distributed at the information desk of the Honkan (Main Building) during the thematic exhibition period.

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