Nagashibina Doll Museum in Mochigase – handed down traditional event to the present day.
Nagashibina Doll Museum located in Mochigase town, Tottori City has handed down traditional event “Nagashibina (floating hina doll)” to the present day.
Nagashibina is an old Japanese traditional practice to be held on Girls Day also known as Doll Festival. In the event, set pair of paper-made male and female hina dolls on a small round straw boat, the girls float them on the stream of the river, wishing for their healthy growth and happiness.
This museum is a large-sized timber building whose motif is Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.
Inside the building, over a thousand Japanese hina dolls and ornaments for Doll Festival at various period including the Edo period, Kamo dolls, and Gosho dolls are permanently exhibited.
A beautiful hall traces the history of Hina Doll Festival and Nagashibina handed down from Heian period
“Nagashibina (dolls floated downriver)” held on March 3rd of the lunar calendar, is traditional folk events to pray for good health. Place pair of paper-made male and female hina dolls on “Sandawara (small round straw boats)” with rice cake and branch of peach and girls float them on the flow of Sendai River. It is said that this traditional practice Nagashibina traces its roots back to the Heian period, and it is handed down as Nagashibina in Mochigase while changing its form in accordance with the times.
Enjoy seasonal lunch set meal "Hinamonogatari" at Nagashibina Doll Museum.
The Japanese-style lunch set meal “Hinamonogatori” using seasonal local ingredients looks lovely and will make you return to be a girl again.
Enjoy gorgeous and lovely meal while remembering the Girls Day.
･ Reservations are required 2 days in advance.（0858-87-3222）
･ Accept from 2 to 40 people.
･ Reservations not accepted on the 3rd of the lunar calendar day.
The workshop of making original "Nagashibina" and "Sandawara (small round straw boats)"!
In the hall, you can experience how to make “Nagashibina” and “Sandawara (small round straw boats)” with instruction and support by local friendly group “Tokiwa Nagashibina no Kai”.
Place your own “Nagashibina” dolls and “Ofuda (talisman)” with writing your wishes on “Sandawara (small round straw boats).
It is a valuable experience that your thoughts would go to ancient practices.
|Name：||Nagashibina Doll Museum|
General Incorporation Foundation Mochigase town Furusato Promotion Agency
32-1 Befu, Mochigase cho, Tottori City, Tottori, 689-1211
|ACCESS：||By Train /
JR line from Tottori Station and get off at Mochigase station.
5 min walk from Mochigase Station
By Car /
25 min from Tottori Station (23km)