This beautiful kimono adds an unusual backdrop to a pair of traditional hina dolls. (Photo: Sandra Isaka)

Makabe Hina Doll Festival Displays

Tradition meets creative genius in Ibaraki

Sandra Isaka   - 1 мин на чтение

Every year, from early February to early March, the town of Makabe, in Ibaraki Prefecture, holds a fantastic Hina Doll Festival. Many gorgeous, and often antique, hina dolls are on exhibit. The residents of this town also use their creative minds to design 'original' hina-related displays which are often even more impressive than the originals.

Sandra Isaka

Sandra Isaka @sandra.isaka

As an intercultural consultant & Japan travel specialist with 20 years in Japan, I love sharing my favorite places with others.