Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Nagashibina in Mochigase - Tottori

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)
Official site http://nagashibinanoyakata.jp/
Location (venue) Along the Sendaigawa River (near the Nagashibina Floating Doll Museum)
Address 32-1 Befu, Mochigase-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori
Price Free admission
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.
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Region Chugoku
Category Traditional performing arts

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Jan.29.2020

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