On March 3rd under Japan’s old lunar calendar, girls float a pair of husband and wife dolls on the lid of a rice container together with some sweets to keep away misfortune and pray for good health. The event has been certified as a prefectural intangible folk cultural property.
|Event Dates||Late March every year (tentative)|
|Event Details||11:00-15:00 (Hina nagashi - the ritual floating of dolls to the sea - 11:00-14:00, small children hina nagashi, 14:00-14:45)|
|Location (venue)||Along the Sendaigawa River (near the Nagashibina Floating Doll Museum)|
|Address||32-1 Befu, Mochigase-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori|
Visitors also welcome to purchase "nagashi-hina" floating dolls and amulets from the HQ or the tent village and take part in the hina nagashi ritual.
|Category||Traditional performing arts|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.