Friday, May 13, 2016

Doll Part in Japan

Doll Part in Japan 

Here is a very cute doll head meant for Hina Matsuri. He is made from clay.

About Hina Matsuri
Platforms with a red hi-mōsen are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period. The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits.

He measures about 8.5 cm long and about 10.5 cm around.

Please look at the pictures carefully.

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