February 23,2019 Yokkaichi Doll Festival3.1
from 2/23 '19 to 2/23 '19
In Japan, people celebrates the Doll Festival (or Hina Matsuri) on March 3 every year to celebrate female children and pray for their health and happiness.
Here in Yokkaichi, Usa city, Oita Prefecture, the doll festival is a little different from others in Japan---children play a role of Hina doll!
Once the Shinto ritual is done, kindergarten children parade the street, and then they get on the tiered doll stand to be a human doll. That is much cuter than what we imagine!
Not only seeing the dolls, you can also enjoy the food stand, performance of Koto(Japanese instrument),etc.
Date: February 23
Hour: 10：00 - 14：30
Venue: Yokkaichi square, Sakuraoka Shrine
Access: About 10 minutes by taxi from Yanagigaura Sta.
Airport/Sta.yanagikaura sta. (about 5km) Google Transit