Hina Doll Exhibition in Old TownOmihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture17 February 2015 - Tradition/Culture
An event titled, "Machinami ni Yosou Hiina no Hohoemi," or smiles of "Hina" dolls throughout the town, has begun. "Hina" doll decorations from the Edo to Showa Periods are displayed at about 30 locations such as former merchants' houses and other places in the old part of Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture. The event heralds the arrival of early spring.
There are 18 sets of Hina dolls from the Meiji to Showa Eras displayed at the former Ban Residence in Shinmachi 3-chome in the city. Also elaborate miniatures of dishes, braziers and drawers, with which children played house, are exhibited.
At the former Nishikawa Residence, an Important Cultural Property in Shinmachi 2-chome in the city, Hina dolls from the Edo Period and other dolls are lined up in the soft light shining through "Shoji," or paper screens.
The event will continue until March 22. A shared admission fee of 900 yen is necessary to enter four facilities, including the former Ban Residence and the former Nishikawa Residence.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)