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Hina Doll Festival

Hina Doll Festival

Right now is the Hina Matsuri or girl’s doll festival in Japan.  It’s a festival for girls and is observed by displaying a set of dolls on a stair shaped platform.   You can read more over at wikipedia.  Dolls are displayed not only in private homes, but also in many storefronts.

I bought a roll of Agfa APX film the other day.  AGFA has been out of business for years and this film is fast disappearing as the stock is bought up.  It is brilliant and beautiful film.  It’s quite expensive in Japan, costing 2x what I pay for Tri-X, but I like it and think I am going to buy the remaining rolls in the store where I found it.

This was shot on APX: