- Feature Exhibition: Celebrating the Japanese Doll Festival
- February 19, 2022 - March 21, 2022
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.