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DOLLS

Zashikibina, an exhibit by a group organizing hina doll displays in Fukuoka Prefecture, depicts the era of "The Tale of Genji," in the Gyosho room at Hyakudan Kaidan in Tokyo.
CULTURE
Feb 18, 2024
Hina doll exhibition in Tokyo highlights Girls' Day tradition
The event is being held for the first time in four years, after it was canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
LIFE
Mar 7, 2023
Living doll: Licca-chan casts a spell on Japan's adults
Some adult fans of the toy have formed an online community where they can swap homemade garments and accessories.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2021
Tokyo and Osaka governors immortalized as traditional Japanese dolls
Kyugetsu decided to feature the two governors on its figurines 'in the hope that they can suppress the virus and lead us back to our normal daily lives soon.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2020
Japan's sole doll museum unveils collection of more than 5,000 items
A museum devoted to dolls and other items from around the world, including Japanese dolls from the 17th to the 19th centuries, unveiled its extensive collection for the first time in the city of Saitama on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2019
Tokyo Skytree celebrates 60th anniversary of iconic fashion doll Barbie's debut
An event marking the 60th year since the debut of iconic fashion doll Barbie kicked off at Tokyo Skytree on Wednesday, showcasing the doll's history and diversity.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2017
Japanese dolls representing lost loved ones' marriage hopes find way to Aomori temple
Hundreds of Japanese parents grieving over the loss of their children have been finding solace in sending dolls in wedding attire to a temple in Aomori Prefecture for rare "marriage" rites for people who died single.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 8, 2017
Living doll: Licca-chan's legacy lives on
As Takaratomy's popular toy celebrates its 50th birthday, we examine how it has evolved over the past five decades to reflect the times.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2016
Doll makers decry USJ's use of traditional dolls in haunted house
An association of Japanese doll manufacturers has expressed its displeasure with Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka, saying the American film studio theme park is tarnishing the image of traditional dolls by using them in a haunted house attraction.
Japan Times
LIFE
Mar 3, 2016
Well hello, dollies: Hina Matsuri 2016
In the run-up to Hina Matsuri (Girl's Day), people traditionally display 'hina' dolls at home — and, it is believed, they must be taken down by March 4 to prevent a late marriage. The centuries-old tradition has both persevered and evolved. Here's how it played out on social media this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2016
Japanese woman's gift to John F. Kennedy reciprocated by envoy daughter decades later
A 93-year-old Japanese woman in Hokkaido received a doll Wednesday from U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, who wanted to return the favor her father received from the woman more than 50 years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jul 18, 2015
History, hexes feature in criminal potpourri
In addition to their regular mixture of celebrity gossip and scandals mixed with practical advice for readers — such as how to quit smoking or winning pachinko techniques — the weeklies also treat their readers to snippets of Japanese history.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Mar 14, 2015
Fukuoka awash with hina dolls and hidden temples
My daughter, having a little girl's predilection for princesses, turns out to be an excellent spotter of kids in kimono.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2015
Kennedy thanks woman who gave 'hina' doll set to her father
U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Thursday thanked by letter an elderly woman who decades ago sent a set of traditional "hina" dolls to her father, President John F. Kennedy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2015
U.S. ambassador traces woman who mailed 'hina' dolls to President Kennedy
U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has traced the woman who sent her father, President John F. Kennedy, a set of elaborate "hina" dolls in 1962.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2014
Talking dolls seen as salve for elderly isolation
Talking dolls are gaining popularity among elderly people who live alone and may help stave off mental decline.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Apr 12, 2014
Hitoyoshi: Kyushu's 'little Kyoto'
There are 24 tunnels on the expressway between Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi, 23 more than my claustrophobic mother is comfortable with. By the time we pull off at the small city in southern Kumamoto Prefecture that bills itself as a "little Kyoto," my navigator is more than ready to escape the confines of...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 5, 2014
'Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family'
In Japan, girls are traditionally given hina doll sets, which are put on display throughout the Hinamatsuri (Girls' Festival) season in March each year. Usually, each girl of the family will receive her own set, which she keeps throughout her life.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 26, 2013
Diamond-studded Licca-chan doll to go on display
A special Licca-chan doll, decorated with ¥100 million worth of diamonds, will be displayed at the Doll Exhibition at Saga Prefectural Museum in the city of Saga from July 20 to Sept. 16.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2013
Off pedestal, Hina dolls take up 'ordinary' life
Traditionally, the dolls at the annual March 3 doll festival are displayed in tiers. But those currently on exhibit in Gujo, Gifu Prefecture, are acting out ordinary human activities, from drinking to washing. Some are even playing soccer.

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