February 12, 2012, Konosu, Japan - A huge pyramid of Japanese dolls adorns the city hall lobby for Girls' Festival in Konosu, Saitama prefecture on Wednesday, February 12, 2012. .The city, located some 40km north of Tokyo, is known as “Doll Town” for a number of factories making “Hina Ningyo,” Japanese dolls, and retailers. The doll manufacture in Konosu has about 380 years of history. Tradition calls upon families with daughters for putting out these dolls for the Girls’ Day on March 3 with the hopes that they grow up healthy and happy. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) [3615] -ks-

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Girls' Festival in Konosu Japan
February 12, 2012, Konosu, Japan - A huge pyramid of Japanese dolls adorns the city hall lobby for Girls' Festival in Konosu, Saitama prefecture on Wednesday, February 12, 2012. .The city, located some 40km north of Tokyo, is known as “Doll Town” for a number of factories making “Hina Ningyo,” Japanese dolls, and retailers. The doll manufacture in Konosu has about 380 years of history. Tradition calls upon families with daughters for putting out these dolls for the Girls’ Day on March 3 with the hopes that they grow up healthy and happy. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) [3615] -ks-

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Date 12 Feb 2012
Location: Konosu Saitama Japan
Credit: Natsuki Sakai
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