Hina Doll Court Guard (Japanese Dolls)

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Past Exhibit

Hina Doll Court Guard (Japanese Dolls)

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Arch Two , Area 19

Situated on the highest platform on the upper right of the cabinet, the Court Doll would also have been part of a set of Hina Dolls for display during the Hinamatsuri festival. Dated approximately to the late 1800s or early 1900s.


One of the larger dolls, this court guard can be seen dressed in purple and gold with red embellishment and traditional armour. The materials used for the doll appear to be wood and gofun.


This court guard was probably part of another Hina Doll set originally, however, due the facial expression and evident armour on this doll, there is a strong chance that it could have also been utilised during the Boy's Day festival, as warriors were considered perfect role models for young boys.