KOKESHI Festival, Exhibition and Sale
Japanese Traditional Kokeshi-Dolls, antique and/or vintage ones, are available to purchase in the shopping-corner at lobby of our hotel JUKEI-So!
Various dolls came from different prefectures, which are in the northern part of Japan; Aomori, Akita, Yamagata, Iwate, Miyagi and so on. For about 150-years ago, at almost the end of Edo-era, traditional Kokeshi-Dolls were born as for the purpose of little children’s toy, and started to sell at hot-spring resorts’ area.
Many guests and tourists who enjoyed holidays at hot-spring-resorts in north district of Japan, willingly decided to buy such Kokeshi-dolls for souvenirs. According to the history-length, the purposes of gifts were changed from not only for children’s toy to lucky ornaments, wishing happiness from travelers to family-members, lovers and friends. The Kokeshi-dolls are continued to produce by Kou-Jin: professional Artists.
Well, We will recommend you to visit our shopping corner and we hope that you will enjoy vintage dolls, as much as you can.
We hope you will find out one of the best gifts for you on your Japan-Tour, today,,,
Thomas Aoki, Festival Producer
FESTIVAL Schedule is as follows;
Name of Festival: Show & Sell of Japanese Traditional Koreshi-Doll
During: Sep. 20th, ~Nov. 30th, ‘18.
Open hours: 09:00a.m.~04:00p.m.
Place: Ryokan “JUKEI-SO”
Address: 50, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-City, Hiroshima-Prefecture, Japan
Phone; 080-3877-0822 (Thomas Aoki)