Feature Exhibition: Celebrating the Japanese Doll Festival

General Information

Exhibition Title Feature Exhibition
Celebrating the Japanese Doll Festival
Period February 19–March 21, 2022
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Gallery 1F-2
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed Monday
*The museum will be opened on Monday March 21, 2022.
Museum Hours 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
*Evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays have been cancelled.
Admission Adult 700 yen
Univ. Student 350 yen
*Admission fee includes admission to all galleries in the Heisei Chishinkan Wing.
*Admission is free for high school students and other youths age 0–17, seniors over 70, visitors with disabilities and one caretaker, and for Campus Members (including faculty). Please show I.D.
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The World of Hina Dolls

Description of This Exhibition

The custom of displaying hina dolls on the third day of the third month to pray for the health and happiness of girls began in the Edo period (1615–1868). This year's display of dolls long passed down in distinguished Kyoto families features "emperor and empress dolls" (dairi bina) displayed in a palace setting. These were popular in Kyoto and Osaka during the late Edo period and are here displayed with miniature dishes and table settings that evoke the atmosphere of an elegant celebratory feast.
An arrangement of "palace dolls" (gosho ningyō), small "Kamo dolls" (kamo ningyō), and other Kyoto dolls welcomes you into the festive world of the Doll Festival.

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