The National Kokeshi Doll Competition takes place every year in Shiroishi City, where kokeshi doll artisans from across Japan submit their work in a variety of categories. These categories range from traditional to modern and innovative styles of kokeshi. A total of 800 works will be on display or for purchase. The event also features live kokeshi-making demonstrations by top-level artisans. Other special events may vary from year to year, please check the event website for details.
2023 ScheduleHours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The National Kokeshi Doll Competition
May 3–5, 2023
全日本こけしコンクール | The National Kokeshi Doll Competition
Kokeshi artisans across Japan compete and display their best works