Photographic Print of Hinamatsuri Egg Diorama, Japanese
This playful diorama shows the court of an emperor and empress. Empty eggshells have been painted with happy faces and dressed in clothing from the Heian period (794-1185) in Japan. Dolls like these are used for the Hinamatsuri or Dolls Festival in Japan every March the 3rd. This celebrates the growth of female children in the hope that they will be beautiful and without illness. The top tier features O-dairi-sama (Emperor) and O-Hina-sama (Emperor's wife). The middle tier represents three ladies of the court that served Shirozake or Sake. The bottom tier shows musicians including a singer holding a fan. It is part of a collection of Japanese items given to the museum by the Community of the Epiphany, a female religious order in Truro. TRURI-2001-23-1
© RIC, photographer Mike Searle
Media ID 18833265
Dolls , Eggs , Tokyo
10"x8" (25x20cm) Print
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