Lladro Oriental, Japanese Tree Pots (Mandarine And Cherry).
A classical set of Hina dolls is extremely expensive. But as it takes up a lot of space which Japanese homes usually do not have, a shortened version of only the Emperor and Empress is often put up nowadays. This pair, called Dairi bina (imperial hina), is the core of the hina doll set, although we often find some pieces that complete this shortened version:
- Two lampstands, called bonbori, and the paper or silk lanterns that are known as hibukuro, which are usually decorated with cherry or ume blossom patterns.
- The Mandarin Tree of the Right (Ukon no Tachibana) and the Cherry Tree of the Left (Sakon no Sakura), although according with the classical way of display both Trees are placed on the fifth tier with the three guards or escorts.