Iwatsuki Dolls Festival 2020

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. Iwatsuki Dolls Festival Until this yearRead More →

Lego hina

Lego Hina – The Lego Brand Store in Cocoon city currently has a small free event where you can build your own lego hina display in store. You can’t bring your creation or the lego home. The event is in celebration of the dolls festival and girls day which fallsRead More →

Post 5 in a series of posts of where you can see hina matsuri, dolls festival, doll displays in Japan. For visitors to Japan during February and early March, don’t worry if you did not get a chance to view traditional hina dolls during your travels, as you can also seeRead More →

This is a really easy origami craft that preschoolers and origami beginners can enjoy. All you need is the free A4 printables available on HappyLilac.net.  You don’t need to be able to read Japanese. The blue Dairi-sama printable can be found here. The pink Hina-sama printable can be found here.  My 4Read More →

Hina Matsuri is the Doll’s festival celebrated annually for Girl’s Day on March the 3rd in Japan. Families display their Imperial dolls on tiered platforms or in a case from early February until Girl’s Day. Superstition has it, the longer the dolls are displayed past girl’s day, the longer itRead More →