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.