February 16 – May 27, 2016

japanese doll

This mini-exhibit will focus on the Japanese celebration of Doll’s Day, or Hina Matsuri, on March 3 through the display of a traditional doll set. Families often mark the celebration, which is also called Girls’ Day, by setting up a display of dolls representing the Heian period (794-1192) imperial court in their homes. The Lam Museum’s doll set from the 1950s includes 15 dolls and a number of other pieces that create the setting for the court.

View Hina Matsuri: Doll’s Day in Japan as a virtual exhibit.