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‘Hina Matsuri Dolls From the Mitsui Family Collection’

MITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

After its cancelation two years ago due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the annual “Hina Matsuri Dolls from the Mitsui Family Collection” returns this year to showcase a number of Girls Day Festival ornamental dolls.

The highlight of the show is a complete set of dolls, which is being displayed on a huge three-meter-wide, tiered platform. The dolls and accessories, such as miniature furniture, all belonged to women in the Mitsui family — including Motoko (1869-1946), Toshiko (1901-1976), and Okiko (1900-1980) — who have been passing them down for generations; till April 7.

Mitsui Memorial Museum; (03) 5405-8686; Mitsui Main Building 7F, 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Mitsukoshimae Station, Ginza Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon., Feb. 24. www.mitsui-museum.jp.