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Hinamatsuri: Japanese Dolls Festival at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery


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Hinamatsuri: Japanese Dolls Festival at Bristol Museum


Hinamatsuri, also known as Dolls Festival, is a special day in Japan. Celebrated every spring for the last 400 years, sets of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants and musicians in traditional dress are displayed on red platforms.

To mark the Japanese Dolls Festival, Bristol Museum is displaying two of their exquisite doll sets to offer an insight into Japan's imperial family, courtly dress and aristocratic traditions.

In the run up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this new display will showcase Bristol's Dolls Festival sets which are unique in the UK. Not only do the sets look striking when assembled but they give us the opportunity to explore aspects of Japanese culture from imperial dress to music, lifestyle, eating and drinking.

Admission free – donations welcome


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Opening Times

Dates: (30 Jan 2020 - 5 Apr 2020)
Monday - Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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