Doll Festival at Simpson United Methodist Church

Kazuko proviede her collection of Hina Ningyou (Hina Doll) to be displayed at an annual Doll Festival at Simpson United Methodist Church in Arvada.

This style, Kyoto-style Goten Kazari Bina, of dolls for Girls Day (March 3) was very popular in Meiji, Taisho and early Showa era. But, it was discontinued in 1960s. She had a similar set when she was a child, but lost it. She recently acquired this particular set through auctions.

It has the background stage of Royal Palace, the Hall for State Ceremonies (Shishin-den), with 15 dolls with various music and ceremonial instruments.

A flower was also dedicated to the occasion, using Pussy Willow and yellow Chrysanthemum.

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