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Hina Dolls Display at Heritage House | KAWAJIMA

February 6, 2021 @ 08:00 March 14, 2021 @ 17:00

Hina Dolls Display, Toyama Memorial Museum, Kawajima

Toyama Memorial Museum

Toyama Memorial Museum is a heritage home and kura (Japanese edo period storehouse) transformed into a small museum. The facilities are designated cultural properties. Due to the history, the artifacts on display, and the aesthetics of the former house of Nikko Securities founder Gen-ichi Toyama.

Dolls Display Kawajima

Every year both the museum building in the old storehouse and the residence exhibit marvelous hina displays. There is only one display in the house and one in the museum. However, there are also antique dolls on display in the museum. And the displays are magnificent. In 2021, the dolls will be on display from Saturday February 6th until Sunday March 14th.

Dolls display toyama memorial museum

The main display pictured above is in the formidable former home of Gen-ichi Toyama. However, it is protected behind glass so it is actually quite hard to get a photo of it. They must have been extremely wealthy to live in the mansion that is the Toyama memorial museum. Moreover to have a dolls festival display of this size. I am very curious about a photo at the site that depicts the family with the dolls in 1938 and there are two foreign ladies in kimono also in the photo. Pictured below.

I will ask at the Memorial Museum the next time I visit, but in the meantime if you happen to know anything about the foreign women in this photo, I would love to hear from you.

Toyama Memorial Museum Information

Toyama Memorial Museum Kawajima

Hours: 10 am to 4.30 pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays.

Cost: 700 yen for adults, 500 yen for students and free for children under 16 years old.

Address: 675 Shiroinuma, Kawajima-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0128

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Access Toyama Memorial Museum

By public transport: You can get a Tobu bus bound for Okegawa from Tobu Tojo Kawagoe station and get off at Ushigayato bus stop. Or you can get a bus from Okegawa station on the Takasaki line, bound for Kawagoe, and get off at the same stop. It is about a 15 minute walk from the bus stop.

By car: the museum is close to the Kawajima Interchange of the Ken-o expressway. When you come off the Interchange stay left after the ETC gates and merge onto route 254. Turn left at the first set of traffic lights and follow the road until you see the sign for Toyama Memorial Museum.


Toyama Memorial Museum

675 Shiroinuma,
Kawajima, Hiki-Gun, Saitama 350-0128 Japan
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For more dolls festival and seasonal events in Saitama please see the main events calendar

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