Tango no Sekku Hanging Decorations Shiki

For girls day, aka the dolls festival, the former Murayama Kaisaido in Shiki City have a 1000 hanging hina doll decorations on display. Then for Children’s day, also known as boys day or Tango no Sekku they have 800 ‘tango’ hanging decorations. In addition, for the girls day event they also have traditional shishimai lion dance performances six times during the period of the event. For both the girls day event in from the end of January to March and the boys day event in April / May there are also workshops that teach how to make the beautiful decorations.

1000 Hanging Hina Dolls (February / March)

Hanging hina dolls sounds so wrong! But it is the term used for the displays of small hina dolls threaded together and hanging from the ceiling. The hanging decorations will be on display from Wednesday January 24th until Monday March 11th 2024. During that time they will have traditional ohayashi performances on select dates:

Ohayashi

The performances are on twice each day, at 1.30 and 2.30 pm. It is a free event:

  • Sunday February 11th
  • Public holiday Monday February 12th
  • Sunday February 18th
  • Public holiday Friday February 23rd
  • Sunday February 25th
  • Dolls day Sunday March 3rd

Official event web page for 2024.


Boys Day / Tango no Sekku hanging decorations (April / May)

The Tango no Sekku hanging decorations will be on display from Wednesday April 10th until Monday May 13th. There are approximately 800, as per the featured photo at the top of the post. As above, the display is in the former Murayama Kaisaido, which is a designated cultural property of Shiki City. It is located in the Iroha Shinsui Park. The Iroha Shinsui Park has been undergoing renovations for the last couple of years. For example, they put in a new water play area that was finalized in the summer of 2022. There is also a new cafe in the park.


Information

Event: Tango no Sekku hanging decorations 端午のつるし飾り

Dates: from Wednesday April 10th 2024 to Monday May 13th 2024.

Time: from 10 am to 4 pm from Wednesday to Monday, closed on Tuesdays.

Cost: there is no admission fee

Venue: the former Murayama Kaisaido 旧村山快哉堂, 5 Chome-1 Nakamuneoka, Shiki, Saitama 353-0002. View on Google Maps.

Access

There is a parking lot by the Former Murayama Storehouse. There is also another two parking lots for Iroha Shinsui Park, one of which is very small though. In addition, there is a rental bikes by the storehouse and it is very close to a bus stop. A bus bound for the city hall goes from Shiki Station. Any bus bound for Shiki City Hall will go close to the park. You can easily walk from city hall to the park / former Murayama Kaisaido.

The official websites and the Twitter account have not yet added the information to their sites. But the event information was included in the April issue of the city’s public relations magazine.

The featured photo at the top of the post is just an image and not from the event.

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