Red Poppies and purple nadeshiko flowers in Fukiage, Konosu, Saitama Prefecture. Where the Fukiage Poppy Festival is on

Information for early spring flowers and the 2024 Fukiage Poppy Festival at Cosmos Arena Fukiage. Which, as the name suggests, is best known for its cosmos. But they bloom in Autumn. This post focuses on a selection of the spring flowers you can see at the venue, including kawazu (earlyRead More →

Tokorozawa dolls festival

Information for the Tokorozawa Dolls Festival, officially known as Tokorozawa Hina Monogatari 野老澤雛物語, in 2024. The Tokorozawa Doll’s Festival Tokorozawa celebrates its doll production history with this “monogatari” festival. They describe Monogatari as a narrative tale. They are believed to have developed from the oral storytelling of fiction. That is,Read More →

Konosu surprising dolls festival, Japan's largest hina dolls pyramid

Information for, and an account of, visiting Japan’s largest Dolls festival display at the Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival or Konosu Bikkuri Hina Matsuri in Japanese. 鴻巣びっくりひな祭り。 Japan’s largest dolls festival pyramid display “Konosu Doll Pyramid” in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, is just a 50 minute train ride from Ueno station inRead More →

ひな人形花飾り Flower Hina Dolls at Pansy House near Hana no Oasis in Konosu

As part of the annual Konosu Surprising Dolls Festival, Pansy house in Konosu have an extravagant, stunning flower display depicting the ‘Daira-bina’, the Imperial couple, as you can see in the featured photo above. This life size flower hina doll display, ひな人形花飾り, is unique to Pansy House. They also haveRead More →