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Statues and dolls

26 Feb

There are many interesting statues around Japan…especially in or near train stations.

Often they are of a famous person who lived in the area, a cartoon character whose story took place in that area, or of something or someone that the area is famous for.

I have taken photos of many statues around Japan over the years…maybe oneday I’ll go through them and make a post about them all—but for now, here are just a few that I’ve taken with my ケータイ (cell-phone) camera:

両津勘吉 (Ryoutsukankichi)

両津勘吉 (Ryoutsukankichi)

At 御宿 (Onjuku, Chiba, Japan)

At 御宿 (Onjuku, Chiba, Japan)

Tora-san

Tora-san

Sumo

Sumo

Whale

Whale

I’ve got many more photos of statues…as I wrote above, maybe I’ll write another blog-post later about them all.

Next Tuesday (March 3rd) is ひな祭 (Doll Festival).

On this day, families with daughters set up elaborate sets of dolls of Japanese royalty, and eat a special type of 寿司 (sushi) called ちらし寿司 (Chirashizushi).

I have three daughters, so of course we have a ひな祭の人形 (Doll Festival dolls) set.

Click here to read my FAQ about ひな祭 (Doll Festival).

ひな祭りの人形 (Doll Festival set)

ひな祭りの人形 (Doll Festival set)