|At the main venue of the festival|
Today I had a great time. I went to Takatori town to see the Hina Doll Festival. Takatori town is a small castle town of populations of about 9600, located in the middle of Nara Prefecture. Surrounded by mountains, it was flourished as a town of medicine.
From six years ago, local people opened their houses to show their own Hina Dolls. This year we can visit about 90 houses and shops, where we are welcomed by local people. They are proud of this festival.
The difference of Kyoto and Tokyo
As I mentioned a few days ago, the placement of the Emperor and the Empress is different between in Kyoto and in Tokyo. Today I can see both placement.
This is Kyoto style, the original placement.
This is Tokyo style. The Emperor sits on the opposite side.
Every set has its own beauty and I feel the strong wish for their families to pray for their girls' happiness. Please enjoy some others.