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Iwatsuki Dolls Festival 2019
February 23, 2019 @ 13:00 – March 10, 2019 @ 17:00
Iwatsuki Dolls Festival – Iwatsuki is a very famous “Hina”, traditional Japanese doll, town often referred to as the “city of dolls”. Dolls have been made in Iwatsuki since the 17th century. The doll making of Iwatsuki was awarded the prestigious Traditional Craft Product designation by both the prefecture and the country.
The city has two doll museums; Togyoku Doll Museum and Tokyu Doll Museum. In the former you can even watch dolls being made, and the latter has a display of over 1,000 dolls from not only Japan but around the globe too.
The 2019 doll festival in the city of dolls will open on February 23rd. For the opening ceremony they have a very special doll parade as well as other cultural performances such as yosakoi dance and taiko drums.
On March 3rd, girls day, there is a second opportunity to see the dolls parade and enjoy the traditional performances. On the same day you can float dolls in Iwatsuki Castle Park:
Throughout the period of the dolls festival they have several events and you can also take a tour of the various doll attractions with a guide.
In the general area of Iwatsuki station, map below:
Machi Kado Hina Meguri
- Hina Matsuri Displays. At Narita Airport
- Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri / Surprising Doll Festival
- Hina Matsuri Doll displays. At a hospital
- Hina Matsuri Displays. At a Preschool
- Hina Matsuri Activity – make your own jigsaw
- Easy Hina Matsuri Origami Dolls
- Hina Matsuri Paper Cup Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers