Bits of knowledge - Kinds of hina dolls
Kinds of hina dolls
Standing hina dolls
It is said that this simple looking standing style dolls are the origin of hina dolls of today. Usually displayed on the platform with the screen. When you decorate with white and red plum trees, white one is for the side that the Emperor doll stands and red one is for the opposite side.
The Emperor and the Empress set. This kind of set is the most popular in Japan. It contains the Emperor, Empress, lanterns and buckets.
Two tiered display
Depending on the number of the dolls, this set has various ways to display. Set the Emperor, Empress and the three court ladies on the top of the steps, and on the one below is to adorn the Shinto musicians and trees.
Three tiered display
This set is more luxurious decoration with the larger numbers of the dolls and the accessories. Be careful not to lose the small accessories.
Five tiered display
This set comes with 17 or 15 dolls (determined by the numbers of the Shinto musicians) and all of the accessories that hina dolls should have. There also are some compact ones too. Please choose by your preference.