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.

Cultural History of the Heisei Period

3/2/19(Sat.) to 11/12/19(Tues.)

This exhibition follows the transition of popular toys of the past 30 years, displaying commercial toys that coloured the late Showa period through the Heisei period in chronological order.
It also introduces the factors that fascinate children and introduces toys that have been entertaining beyond generations.
We would like to provide an opportunity to look back at the Heisei period from the perspective of toys, and to consider toys and forms of play that should be handed down for future generations.

Spring Special Exhibition Hinamatsuri (Doll's Festival)
Dolls in Major and Regional Cities
February 20, 2019 (Sat)ĻApril 14 (Sun)

It was in the Edo period when Hinamatsuri spread to ordinary people. Since then and until the Showa period, there were regional differences between major cities such as Edo (Tokyo), Kyoto and Osaka and rural castle towns, farming and mountain areas. This exhibition introduces the wide variations of Hinamatsuri, focusing on regional characteristics of Hina dolls and ornaments. There are around 70 items in this exhibition.

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