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[Inatori Onsen] 26th: Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Festival
Izu Inatori Onsen, the birthplace of Hina no Tsurushi Kazari
The 26th Izu Inatori Onsen Hina no Tsurushi Kazari Festival will be held from January 20 (Friday) to March 31 (Friday), 2023. “Bunka Park Hina no Yakata” is the main venue, and it is counted as one of Japan’s three major hanging decorations.
The history of hanging decorations
The custom of hanging hina dolls is a “traditional decoration unique to Inatori” that dates back to the late Edo period. Its origin is unknown, but it is said that an elderly woman born in the Meiji era had been wearing the hanging decoration since she was a child. Therefore, its history is thought to be well over 100 years. It is a custom unique to Inatori that expresses the gentle and warm heart of wishing for the growth of children and grandchildren. Hina no Yakata Exhibition Hall
■Open institution: January 20th to March 31st, 2023
■Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (reception closes at 4:30) [Main venue] Bunka Park Hina no Yakata
Admission fee: 500 yen, large buses available
Parking fee: 500 yen/vehicle
100 pairs of exhibits (= about 11,000 + 6,409)
This is the main venue that conveys the tradition of Hina no Tsurushi Kazari to the present day. Jumbo hanging decorations (6,409 pieces) and jumbo hina tiers (17 steps), which are the main items in the hall, are a masterpiece! Also on display are Tango no Tsurushi Kazari, Sagemon from Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, which is said to be one of Japan’s three major Tsurushi Kazari, and Kasafuku from Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture.
[Sponsored Venue] Naburato
Entrance fee: 100 yen, no large buses
20 pairs of exhibits (= about 2,200 pieces) *Only from February 18 to March 12 Kokinbina dolls from the Edo period owned by Aramise, who manages the venue, are on display. This is a set of hina dolls brought by Princess Sume of the Matsuura family, who was a feudal retainer of the former Hirado (Nagasaki) domain, when she visited the Inagaki family, the feudal lord of the Toba domain.
[Sponsored Venue] Harvest Farm Futatsubori
Admission: Free, large buses not allowed
18 pairs of exhibits (= about 1,980 pieces)
The decoration is similar to that of ordinary private houses in Inatori. You can also see the graceful “Pine Tree of Phoenix”, which is about 200 years old and has the shape of a large bird, which is designated as a natural monument of Higashiizu Town. You can experience mandarin orange picking during the period. (experience fee required)
[Sponsored Venue] Hachiman Shrine
Entrance fee: Free, no large buses
6 pairs of exhibits (= about 550 pieces)
The general guardian shrine of Inatori. The Ema-den, which is decorated with hanging decorations of Hina dolls, is dedicated to the children’s Sanbaso dance at the annual festival held in July every year. This year, the Inatori High School Clothing and Food Club exhibited.
Susanomei Shrine Hina Doll Decoration
■ Open institution: February 18th to March 12th, 2023
■Opening hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (*canceled in case of rain) Susano Shrine is said to have been founded in 1617. Hina dolls and hanging decorations are displayed on the 108th step of the shrine as hina dolls that watch over Inatori and the sea.
The number of tiers for Hina dolls is the highest in Japan. It is a spectacular doll decoration.
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Inatori Onsen boasts an abundance of seafood, as it was originally a town known for its good ports. Among them, the dish of alfonsino, which is branded as “Inatori Kinme”, is indispensable. It has a large amount of hot springs and has been used for hot spring cures since ancient times. Head to Inatori Onsen, one of the best hot spring towns in Japan.
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