Don’t Miss Out on the Most-Awaited Japanese Doll Festival in Japan

Ever seen a life-sized doll?

The most-awaited Kasuisai Hina Matsuri (Kasuisai Japanese Doll Festival) will be held at Kasuisai in Fukuroi City Shizuoka Prefecture for three months from New Year's Day to March 31, 2020.

is one of the largest and most famous Zen training dojo on the Tokaido, named by Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder and the first general of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It has a rich history of over 600 years. It is a Zen temple where many Unsui (monks) of Soto sect practice to be chief priests. Kasuisai Hina Matsuri held in Kasuisai is a popular event in which Japan's largest 1,200 Hina Dolls are lined up on 32-stage at Zuiryukaku, a registered tangible cultural property.

Two thousand Sarubobo dolls meaning amulet, child treasure, and easy delivery.

During this festival, a lot of dolls will be featured like the giant hanging Hina Doll, Kasafuku of Kasafuku Club in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture, the life-size Hina Doll from the third generation of Yoshimitsu, and an Oshibana art exhibition.

Aside from doll exhibits, various events are also scheduled such as calligraphy performances on January 26, dressing demonstration of Jyunihitoe (ceremonial attire of court ladies during the Heian Era) on February 16, and photo sessions in kimono will be held on February 2 and March 8!

Japan's largest 1,200 Hina Dolls are lined up on 32-stage.

From January 25 to March 15, you can enjoy a variety of Special Hina Gozen of Kasuisai’s Shojin Ryori Dish (a Buddhist vegetarian dish) cooked by Kasuisai’s chef at ¥3,000 which requires you to pay for both meal charges and an admission fee and prior reservation.

In the first New Year of Reiwa, we recommend visitors to go to Kanasaisai Hina Matsuri to see Japan's largest Hinadan and many other Hina Doll decorations. Experience it yourself and be surrounded by numerous dolls in Japan.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (10 December 2019)

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