Splendid Hina Dolls from the Toraya Collection

The Nezu Museum

poster for Splendid Hina Dolls from the Toraya Collection

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*The Nezu Museum is temporarily closed from Feb. 29 to Mar. 29.

The third day of the third month Celebrating the third day of the third month as the Hina Festival, with a display of a pair of hina dolls, male and female, became customary in the Edo period, around 17th century. The additional dolls included in the display, and the many accessories, have gradually increased over time. The set of hina dolls and accessories that Kurokawa Mitsukage (1871-1957), the fourteenth-generation head of Toraya, a Japanese confectionery business with a long history, built for his daughter Kazuko is a superb collection, in both quality and quantity, that shares the brilliance of the past with us. The hina dolls are elegant emperor and empress dolls made by Maruhei Ōki Doll Shop in Kyoto. The majority of the accessories, however, were made by Nanasawaya in Ikenohata, Ueno. They include a cornucopia of miniature furnishings and other pieces. In this exhibition, these works from the Toraya Collection will be joined by furnishings and accessories for trousseaus from the Nezu Museum’s collection.



from February 22, 2020 to February 28, 2020



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