Chikugo Yoshii Hinadoll Festival in 2020
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 11 through April 3
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).
|Address||Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
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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