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Star Wars Hinamatsuri

March 3rd in Japan is a holiday called Hinamatsuri or Dolls Festival. It's a holiday where families erect displays in their home for with traditional Japanese dolls reflecting the Imperial court. The dolls an be very pricey and are passed along within the family from mother to daughter often augmenting the collection along the way with more or nicer dolls.

I remember having one of these displays in the house that belonged to my sister. But what do you do if your little girl is more into lightsabers and spaceships than fancy dresses and princesses? (other than receive constant high gives for having the coolest daughter ever)

 

Well I found a shop in Nihonbashi that has you covered. Cool dolls here from an entirely different Imperial court there are Vaders and troopers with full Samurai armor and what I am sure are laser sword Katana.

 

But get it fast cause at $4,000 for a 1 meter high Sith Lord Doll I'm sure they will sell out fast!

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Uploaded on February 9, 2012