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Kiyoko Stewart (Sakano) Collection - 4

Submitted by: Casey Welch, Covington, Kentucky, USA

Photo 4 of 4: Hina ningyo (closeup)

My grandmother, Kiyoka, brought these dolls with her from Nagoya, Japan, when she emigrated to the US in the 1950s. Unfortunately, the platform and a few of the dolls were damaged in storage; but—luckily—we still have most of the collection in good condition. The dolls are one of my favorite things of my grandmothers. Sadly, she passed away last spring. Now they serve as a wonderful reminder of her, and of her culture, which I am so fortunate she was able to share with me.

Photo taken by Peggy Welch

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Kiyoko Stewart (Sakano) Collection - 4
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This photo was submitted by Casey Welch of Covington, KY, for the 2021 Hinamatsuri Photo Activity, presented in collaboration with the Japanese Ame, rican Cultural & Community Center and More »


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