The hina ningyo, a display of ornamental dolls for Japan's Hinamatsuri Festival

The hina ningyo, a display of ornamental dolls on a specially made platform, during the days leading up to the Doll Festival of March 3 that has celebrated Girls Day in Japan for centuries and continues to do so to this day full of wishes for happiness, healthy growth and success. This display was donated to ACCVT by Hatsue Yokoi with thanks to the Setsuko and Akio Ichinomiya for finding the display, preparing it and sending it to Vermont. Thank you to Yasuko Ichinomiya for setting up the display. The dolls have the traditional 9th to 12th century court dress of Japan’s Heian Period. The doll displays are generally heirlooms passed down within families. ACCVT is indeed fortunate to acquire this set.

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