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Photo Journal: Pretty pyramid

A huge pyramid of Hina dolls is seen here inside a shopping mall in the city of Konosu in Saitama Prefecture on Feb. 17, 2017. The doll pyramid was created as part of the "Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri 2017" (Konosu surprise Hina Festival 2017), which will continue until March 12. The festival is being organized by the city tourism organization, together with support from the Mainichi Newspapers Co. In total, approximately 1,830 Hina dolls have been placed on the pyramid, which is about seven meters high and consists of 31 levels. The city of Konosu is renowned for producing Hina dolls, and has been making them since the Edo period. (Mainichi)

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