Travel Stock Photography:   ID # jpndollmake4
Copyright 2003 - Jean-Philippe Soule

Country: Japan   /   Location: Yame, Fukuoka
Feature: Traditions, Art, and Crafts


In Japan, the boys have a celebration on May 5th. The boy's display may include gods, warriors, armor, a white horse and other animals, all meant to represent valiance and character that the boy will need to achieve
manhood. The armor is for the boy’s protection, and the other trappings of a warrior are to bring him strength. Each doll has a specific name, purpose and social status. Some of these are featured in the following photo gallery...   read more...

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