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Big Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura

Big Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura

(All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) Approximately 1800 dolls decorate the 60 steps of Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura, 50 miles southeast of Tokyo. The Pacific coastal fishing town in Chiba prefecture […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Hina dolls modeled after leaders and athletes

Hina dolls modeled after leaders and athletes

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Japanese doll maker Kyugetsu Co. unveiled a set of hina dolls modeled after French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese figure skater […]

News

Hinamatsuri – A Day to Pray for Growth and Happiness

Hinamatsuri – A Day to Pray for Growth and Happiness

With Girls’ Day about one week away, a huge pyramid of Japanese dolls adorns the city hall lobby in Konosu on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. The city, located some 40km […]