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In Japan, there is a girl's festival (call Hinamatsuri) at 3 March. It is an occasion to play for young girl's growth and happiness. Most homes with girls display Hina-dolls for Hinamatsuri and dedicate to them peach blossoms, hinaarare (rice cake cubes), Hishimochi (special colored and diamondshaped rice cakes), Shirozake (white sake), and other items. This doll call "Gonin-bayashi." Gonin means five people, and bayashi means the court musicians. So this doll is part of the Gonin-bayashi. Gonin-bayashi should set for five men, but one Gonin-bayashi was already lost (just have four men). Gonin-bayashi is wearing Japanese traditinal Kimono (colored gray and orange) and has black hair. He holds two drumsticks, but the drum was already lost.
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2002.0017a.

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