Conveying the elegance of a castle town, families in the Yanagawa area have a tradition of decorating the rooms of their daughters with “Sagemon” to celebrate her first Doll Festival. Sagemon are small good-luck objects like temari balls, birds and sachets made from colorful cloth that are strung on a cord and hung from the ceiling. Homes celebrating their first Doll Festival are just one of the many sites visitors are free to enjoy as they walk around the area during the Doll Festival between March 1 and April 3.
*Highlights: “Living Dolls on Water Parade” on the third Sunday in March; “Memorial Service for Dolls to be Discarded” on the fourth Sunday in March; “Floating Doll Festival” on April 3.
|Date||February 11, 2016|
|Address||Yanagawa City River Cruising course|
Yanagawa City Tourist Association
|Access||By car - 30 minutes from Yame Intercange off the Kyushu Expressway.
By train - About 46 minutes from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station on the Nishitetsu Omuta Line; take the Super Express to Yanagawa Station.
|Genre||Festival (Festivals and Events) Event (Festivals and Events)|