AreaNorthern Miyagi

Kokeshi Festival

August 30–September 1, 2019

全国こけし祭り | Kokeshi Festival

Experience the world of kokeshi dolls

  • Head to the All-Japan Kokeshi Festival for a chance to see, create, and purchase kokeshi dolls! Kokeshi dolls are a traditional craft said to have originated in the Tohoku region during the late Edo period. They are categorized into eleven styles: Tsugaru, Nanbu, Kijiyama, Zaotakayu, Yamagata, Hijiori, Naruko, Sakunami, Togatta, Yajiro, and Tsuchiyu. All eleven styles are represented at this event.

    The festival kicks off on Friday with religious rites performed to express gratitude to old kokeshi and wish for the continued success of kokeshi craftsmen. The main events start on Saturday, providing visitors the opportunity to purchase and create their own kokeshi, watch professional craftsmen demonstrate their skill, and view exhibitions of unique kokeshi. A parade consisting of traditional dancing and people dressed up as kokeshi takes place Saturday night.
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MAIN LOCATION

Gymnasium of Osaki Naruko Elementary School

ADDRESS

Yumoto-29 Narukoonsen, Osaki, Miyagi-ken 989-6823

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

5-min. walk from Naruko-Onsen Station (JR Rikuuto Line)

EVENT PARKING

Yes

ADMISSION

Free

OFFICIAL URL

https://kokeshimatsuri.com/

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