A delicate dressed emperor hina doll in Beige silk outfit. The clothing of this emperor is inspired by the traditional clothes used in the Imperial court during the Heian period (794-1185) and is characterized by the many layers worn.
Hinamatsuri (雛祭り), also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a religious (Shinto) holiday in Japan. Japan celebrates Hina Matsuri, the Doll Festival every year on the 3rd of March. Girls receive Hina Dolls as birth presents, which are then used to form a Hina ningyo, a composition to be arranged on a kind of altar or against a backdrop to ensure a happy life for girls.
The primary aspect of Hinamatsuri is the display of seated male and female dolls (the obina (男雛, “male doll”) and mebina (女雛, “female doll”)), which represent a Heian period wedding, but are usually described as the Emperor and Empress of Japan. The dolls are usually seated on red cloth, and may be as simple as pictures or folded paper dolls, or as intricate as carved three-dimensional dolls. More elaborate displays will include a multi-tiered doll stand (雛壇, hinadan) of dolls that represent ladies of the court, musicians, and other attendants, with all sorts of accoutrements. The entire set of dolls and accessories is called the hinakazari (雛飾り). The number of tiers and dolls a family may have depends on their budget.
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Dimensions: 6″ x 14″ x 11.5″