Every March 3rd, families with daughters display a set of Girls’ Day dolls that represent the Imperial court at its Heian Era finest…
…but these days, you don’t have to be a nobleman or a shrine maiden to ascend the vermilion steps!
I saw all these sets in the town of Katsuura, which is famous for displaying 40,000 dolls all over town for Girls’ Day, but the set below is my favorite. Katsuura is a fishing town, so I adored this traditional set that’s been modified to give a nod to the local industry.
4 thoughts on “Girls’ Day dolls with a side of quirky”
Girls Day was widely celebrated in HI several years ago. Now that Japanese immigrants are into 5th and 6th generation American born, not so much!
Yes, and I bet those go-sei and roku-sei girls would much rather have swimming and soccer dolls than ones dressed in Imperial court robes!
Love this. D❣️🍵
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So glad it brought a smile to your day!