Japanese Boy’s Doll Festival

Japanese boy’s doll festival. The two structures, or pavillions, are topped by elaborate figures, one a scholar and the other a warrior. Each pavillion stands about three feet high and is made of a frame of painted balsa wood which is, in part covered in colourful embroidered cloth. Inside each of the pavillions, at floor level, are three musicians. Cloth draped oxen, tended by a number of handlers, are there to pull the structures along.

This wonderful artifact, which dates from the 1930s, was brought to Thunder Bay by Japanese immigrants.