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Hina Doll Festival in Enzan 2024

Large display of antique doll sets in old Koshu house

Venue: Kanzo Yashiki When: Feb 11th - Apr 18th 2024

On March 3rd Japan celebrates Hina Matsuri, also known as the Doll Festival or Girls’ Day. Elaborate sets of dolls representing the Imperial Court were traditionally set up in homes all over Japan (and sometime still are). From February 11 to April 18 there is an exhibition of hina dolls and decorations in Enzan, Koshu City.

The main venue for the event is Kanzo Yashiki, a beautiful old house and important cultural property near Enzan Station, where there is a magnificent display of antique doll sets from the Meiji and Showa Eras. The also have special hanging hina decorations and beautifully made fabric art on display. If you would like to to learn how to make hanging hina decorations, you can join a free workshop held every Saturday between 10 am and 12:00 throughout the duration of the festival (limited to 30 people.)

Any doll enthusiast will find this festival fascinating. You can also pick up some souvenirs at Kanzo Yashiki if you want. They sell local specialties like miso, sweet sake, and more. If you visit in April you can also enjoy the peach blossoms the area is famous for.

There are two other event sites. One is the treasure house at Erinji Temple, and the other is Miyakoen in nearby Katsunuma.

Getting there

Kanzo Yashiki is right opposite the North exit of Enzan JR Station.

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Elena Lisina 3 years ago
Always came too late for Hinamatsuri!
Elizabeth S 5 years ago
The hanging hina decoration workshop sounds interesting. If your family wants to celebrate their daughters, but you don’t have a palace to house the imperial court, the hanging decorations are a good compromise.
Kim 5 years ago
I love all the hina doll festivals that pop up around this time of year!

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