With its cityscape of white mortar walls constructed in the “dozo dzukuri”style, Yoshii Town in Ukiha City has a retro feel to it. Features of the tour of dolls held in this traditional town include the “hakobina” (dolls in display cases) and “okiage” (dolls made by covering thick paper cut into the shape of people with cotton and wrapping it all in beautiful fabric). In addition, visitors can see doll-making tools and other rare items inherited by the family of local historian and collector Kaneko Fumio at the newly construsted Kaneko Fumio Exhibition Museum. While in the area, pop into one of the many antique shops or take a tour of the city in a rickshaw (Sundays only; 500 Yen per passenger)!
|Date||February 11, 2017 - April 03, 2017|
|Address||Around the white-wall district of Yoshii Town, Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka|
Ukiha City Tourism Association, Yoshii Branch
|Access||By car - 10 minutes from the Asakura Interchange off the Oita Expressway
By train - Take the JR Kagoshima Main Line to Kurume Station; transfer to the JR Kyudai Main Line and ride to Chikugo Yoshii Station (5 minute drive from there)
|Genre||Festival (Festivals and Events) Event (Festivals and Events) Traditional Event (Festivals and Events)|