"Doll Festival" Japan Favorite Tip by Sharrie

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Favorite thing: If you've been to Japan before, you might have spotted a set of dolls and figures on sale at most tourist attractions (Tokyo Tower & Ginza area) as pictured. As a tradition, dolls displays are normally put up about a week before the March 3rd DOLL FESTIVAL known as HINA MATSURI. Assembled by children from all over Japan the dolls are for display and not to be played with. After the festival these dolls are promptly put away as the Japs believe that leaving them out too long will result in delaying the girl's future marriage!

Fondest memory: Love all the dolls made in Japan; bought home a few too! There are so many types (from different provinces) that I may have to introduce another travelogue on dolls alone!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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