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Chikugo Yoshii Hinadoll Festival in 2019

Hina matsuri, also called Doll’s Festival or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan.

Celebrated each year on 3 March.

A platforms covered with a red carpet-material are used to display a set of ornamental hina dolls,

representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the

Heian period.

 

It is an occasion to pray for the well-being and prosperity of girls. It is thought that the festival has its roots

in an ancient purification ceremony, in which dolls were floated down the river, taking all of the girls’ bad

luck with them.

 


 

Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city Hina doll Festival

 

 from February (Mon.) 11 through April 3 (Wed.)

 

Main Hina dolls are displayed at Shirakabe Avenue district, where the river is lined by attractive former

warehouses, all with traditional wood and white plaster exteriors. The doll displays of Ukiha usually

feature two types of dolls: okiage (paper cut-outs covered in cotton and wrapped in fabric) and hakobina

(dolls in individual display cases).

 


 

  General information  

 

Address Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

45 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

 

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