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An event titled, "Machinami ni Yosou Hiina no Hohoemi," or smiles of "Hina" dolls throughout the town, has begun. "Hina" doll decorations from the Edo to Showa Periods are displayed at about 30 locations such as former merchants' houses and other places in the old part of Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture. The event heralds the arrival of early spring.
On February 16, "Hikonyan," the popular character mascot of Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture, expressed his joy at the chocolates he had received for Valentine's Day by ringing his bell in an announcement at the city hall.
As the number of foreign visitors is increasing, Kyoto sightseeing information website "DigiStyle Kyoto" has begun releasing videos introducing Japanese culture in English so they can enjoy their stay in Japan more.
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