Monday, February 21, 2022

Hina Doll Museum in Hita

 

This is claimed to be the largest tiered display of Hina Dolls in Japan.


It is part of the Hina Doll Museum in the historic town of Hita in Oita.


Ten rooms display more than 4,000 Hina dolls, that have been collected by a local soy sauce magnate. The museum also sells plenty of his companies wares.


Many of the dolls onj display are from the Edo period, the time that Hina dolls took on the form and function they have nowadays.


Examples of unique styles of Hina dolls from different parts of Japan are also on display.


Entry is only 300 yen, so if you are in the area it is worth a visit. If you have a particular interest in Hina dolls then it would be worth making a trip to Hita.


The Nagashibina Doll Museum in Tottori delves into the origin of the Hina dolls.


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