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The National Kokeshi Doll Competition

May 3-5, 2019

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

  • The National Kokeshi Doll Competition takes place every year in Shiroishi City, where kokeshi artisans from across Japan submit their work in a variety of categories. These categories range from traditional to modern and innovative styles of kokeshi dolls. A total of 800 works will be on display or for purchase.

    The event also features live kokeshi-making demonstrations by top-level artisans as well as opportunities to paint your own kokeshi for 500 yen. A kokeshi painting contest open to the public will be held on the last day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., where applicants (see event homepage) get to be instructed by the artisans themselves before painting their kokeshi.

    2019 Schedule

    Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Admission is free.
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MAIN LOCATION

White CUBE, Shiroishi City

ADDRESS

2 Chome-1-1 Takanosuhigashi, Shiroishi, Miyagi 989-0218

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

5-min. walk from Shiroishi-Zao Station (Tohoku Shinkansen Line); shuttle buses from Shiroishi Station (Tohoku Main Line) also available

ADMISSION

Free

LANGUAGES

Japanese

OFFICIAL URL

http://alljapan-kokeshi.com/

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