Special and Seasonal Exhibits

Each year, these special exhibits are held four times in Bldg. 1 and three times in Bldg. 6. Toys and dolls are presented from various angles.

Tango-no-sekku (Boyfs Festival)
`Miniature suits of armor from Edo-era to Showa-era`

4/15/17 (Sat.) to 5/28/17(Sun.)

Tango-no-sekku or Boys' Festival, is observed on May 5th to celebrate the healthy growth of boys. Bringing the Musya-decoration including warrior dolls and miniature suits of armor that have been handed down from the 19th through 20th centuries, we exhibit them on the theme of the formation of miniature armor suits in successive periods.The exhibit in total has around 30 sets.

Dolls in the Old Days
`Doll Play in the Showa Era`

3/04/17(Sat.) to 6/27/17(Tues.)

In the Showa Era, children enjoyed playing with hug dolls, hand puppets and fashion dolls. In particular, this exhibition features dress-up dolls in successive periods.

This exhibition introduces the world of doll play that enriched girlsf hearts in the Show Era. It includes celluloid or soft vinyl milk drinking dolls, dress-up dolls, little doll houses, and Barbie and Tammy which came from the United States in the 1950fs. Especially, celebrating Licca-chanfs 50th anniversary, Licca-chan dolls are original Japanese fashion dolls that fascinated girls in the 1960fs, are displayed from the very first ones according to periods.

The exhibit in total has around 350 pieces.

Hina-Matsuri`Hina dolls and their accessories`

2/04/17 (Sat.) to 4/09/17(Sun.)

The world of Hina dolls and their accessories is portrayed through 50 sets of dolls from the 17th to 20th century. This exhibit introduces how the dolls and their accessories were shown according to historical periods and types, including those displayed with screens, in tiers, or court-style. One of our must-see exhibits is a variety of miniature wooden kitchen sets. They were not only presented with the Hina dolls but also were used as toys to teach girls how to do house keeping.

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