Even people who don't have daughters love Hinamatsuri dolls. Depicting a wedding from Japan's Heian period (794-1185), these dolls were first created during the Edo period (1600-1868) and soon became a custom that lives to this day. Just visit any public place in Japan during the month leading to the Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day or Girls' Day) on March 3 and you will see them featured everywhere, even in department store windows. The Miniature Hinamatsuri Ceramic Doll Set is one of the best such kits you can find, especially if (like most Japanese city-dwellers) space is a concern.
The reason is that a standard display of Hinamatsuri dolls can take up a lot of space, sometimes so much that you have to move furniture to set it up. The Miniature Hinamatsuri Ceramic Dolls Set, on the other hand, in either its 5-tier or 7-tier versions, is small enough to fit on a coffee table! What these dolls lack in size, though, they make up in attention to detail: their 10 or 15 ceramic dolls (for the 5-tier or the 7-tier set, respectively) are carefully made and colored by hand, and come with all the standard accessories (folding screen, lamps, vases with flowers, hishi mochi rice cakes, carriages, etc.)!
Specs and Features:
- Size: 5 tier, 7 tier
- Dolls (5-tier version): 10
- Dolls (5-tier version): 15
- Dimensions (5-tier version): 260 x 300 x 280 mm (10.2 x 11.8 x 11")
- Dimensions (7-tier version): 260 x 350 x 240 mm (10.2 x 13.8 x 9.4")
- Comes with accessories, dais, and folding screen