Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Hina Matsuri and Japanese Dolls

Hina Matsuri and Japanese Dolls by Meißen

The Japanese Doll Festival (雛祭り, Hina-matsuri), or Girls' Day, is held on March 3.

The Japan Times 2009

As the festival gets closer, towns and museums throughout Japan are also
displaying their own sets of ornamental dolls to the public. The town of Arita,
Saga Prefecture, which is famous for its Imari porcelain, is showcasing two
pairs of Hina dolls created by two of the world's most famous potteries:
Kakiemon of Arita and the Meissen pottery factory in Germany.

For more information, contact the town's tourism promotion office at (0955)
46-2500 or visit http://www.town.arita.lg.jp/