just to let everyone know, i will be away on a research trip until march 19th. see you then!
last week was hina matsuri, girls day, in japan. these are shrines set for the holiday at the itami craft center.
as i have mentioned before, the itami craft center includes a museum, classroom, and shop. some of the buildings are traditional shophouses, so there is also a separate display about these traditional buildings themselves, which is where the shrines were set up.
the center of the center (hee hee) is a courtyard garden.
the whole craft center and art museum take up a whole city block, including all the white buildings in this picture.