Thursday, March 08, 2007

hina matsuri

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.

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