A hakata doll dressed in a black hikizuri kimono decorated with cherry blossoms.

A hakata doll dressed in a black hikizuri kimono decorated with cherry blossoms.

A Mataro kimekomi doll holding a letter. She is dressed in a salmon pink chirimen furisode decorated with red and white cherry blossoms.

A Mataro kimekomi doll holding a letter. She is dressed in a salmon pink chirimen furisode decorated with red and white cherry blossoms.

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Shirley 001 by Tartadefresa on Flickr.Shirley Temple with Japanese ichimatsu doll.

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Shirley 001 by Tartadefresa on Flickr.

Shirley Temple with Japanese ichimatsu doll.

A kimekomi Fujimusume doll in a brocade wisteria-patterned kimono.

A kimekomi Fujimusume doll in a brocade wisteria-patterned kimono.

A beautiful maiko doll made by the great Shisui Sekihara. Her hikizuri kimono is decorated with bush clovers, which are late summer motifs.

A beautiful maiko doll made by the great Shisui Sekihara. Her hikizuri kimono is decorated with bush clovers, which are late summer motifs.

A hariko (papier-mache) rabbit decoration for Otsukimi, or a Japanese moon-viewing holiday that takes place in late summer or early fall. This display includes miniature mochi (which resemble the full moon) and pampas grass (a symbol of fall), which are both associated with the holiday.

A hariko (papier-mache) rabbit decoration for Otsukimi, or a Japanese moon-viewing holiday that takes place in late summer or early fall. This display includes miniature mochi (which resemble the full moon) and pampas grass (a symbol of fall), which are both associated with the holiday.

This washi doll, called “Sakura Hime,” is beyond beautiful!

Sakura Hime is dressed in an exquisite multilayered chirimen kimono ensemble that includes a cherry blossom print kimono. She is carrying pale pink, white, and lavender cherry blossoms on her shoulders and arms and in her hands, which actually have separate fingers (rare for washi dolls). Her hair, which is styled in a partial updo, is decorated with tiny pink cherry blossoms and silver hair ornaments. The amount of detail put into this doll is simply amazing; I can’t describe how much I love it!

This washi doll, called “Sakura Hime,” is beyond beautiful!

Sakura Hime is dressed in an exquisite multilayered chirimen kimono ensemble that includes a cherry blossom print kimono. She is carrying pale pink, white, and lavender cherry blossoms on her shoulders and arms and in her hands, which actually have separate fingers (rare for washi dolls). Her hair, which is styled in a partial updo, is decorated with tiny pink cherry blossoms and silver hair ornaments. The amount of detail put into this doll is simply amazing; I can’t describe how much I love it!

A group of washi child dolls. These dolls were on display at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival in 2011.

A group of washi child dolls. These dolls were on display at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival in 2011.

A cute hakata doll holding a camellia blossom. Her kimono is decorated with plum blossoms and her red obi is decorated with golden arabesque designs.

A cute hakata doll holding a camellia blossom. Her kimono is decorated with plum blossoms and her red obi is decorated with golden arabesque designs.

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A group of washi dolls at a museum in Nagoya.

A group of washi dolls at a museum in Nagoya.