Monday, April 19, 2010

Will Miss #157 - doll festival displays

March 3 is the doll festival in Japan. During this festival, parents with daughters set up a (sometimes elaborate) display of dolls representing a royal court. Businesses also put up large or small displays as a way of promoting their goods or simply as a way of being a festive part of the season. The dolls are often beautiful and some are unique representations (like favorite pop culture characters in the role of the royal house members such as "Hello Kitty"). Some of the displays are huge and impressive.

While I'm not interested in dolls in general and would never buy or collect them, I do like seeing these displays around the end of February and early March and I'll miss seeing them.