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TriviaTypes of Hina doll faces

The styles of "faces" also transformed with the times
There are several variations in the face shapes of Hina dolls, but the following two types are the most common.
These Hina Dolls have a round face based on the “Amagatsu” Dolls’ head. This style is seen in “Tachi-bina" standing Hina dolls until the Edo period and "Muromachi-bina" dolls from the Muromachi period (1336–1573). The design emphasizes the gentle expression and childishness of the doll.
Hina dolls with long and narrow faces are seen especially in the elegant “Kyoho-bina” Dolls. This style has a more prestigious and formal atmosphere.