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Katsuura Girl's Festival "BIG HINA-MATSURI"
Japan

HINAMATURI is the Japanese Doll Festival. This is 60-tiered Hina doll set at Katsuura, Chira, Japan. Announsements from Katsuura city hall is here (in English).

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Uploaded: 01/03/2011
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