Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14
February 22, 2022 (Tue) - March 21, 2022 (Mon)
March 3 is the Doll "Festival" or "Girl’s Day" in Japan. On this day, many families display dolls called hina at their homes. Depicting married couples in aristocratic clothes, these dolls represent parents’ wishes for their daughters to grow up happy and healthy.
They were extremely popular in the Edo period (1603–1868), which saw the production of many high-quality examples. Both adorable and intricately crafted, hina are thought by some to epitomize the aesthetic tastes of Japan’s people.