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Nagoya-City Hina Festival of the Owari-Tokugawa Family (Owari Tokugawa-ke no Hina Matsuri)

Date : 02/09/2019 - 04/07/2019


  • Hina Festival of the Owari-Tokugawa Family (Owari Tokugawa-ke no Hina Matsuri)
  • Hina Festival of the Owari-Tokugawa Family (Owari Tokugawa-ke no Hina Matsuri)
  • Hina Festival of the Owari-Tokugawa Family (Owari Tokugawa-ke no Hina Matsuri)
  • Hina Festival of the Owari-Tokugawa Family (Owari Tokugawa-ke no Hina Matsuri)

The highly cherished Hina Festival, currently celebrated in Japan on March 3rd, was an important occasion even for nobles of the Edo Period, for the decoration of dolls and toys held great significance among the prayers for their princesses' growth. The dolls and objects now guarded by The Tokugawa Art Museum were tailored especially for the prominent brides of the Owari-Tokugawa Clan and reflect the sumptuous luxury of the most powerful families of that era.

Special Exhibition | Doll Festival of the Owari Tokugawa Family 2019

The doll festival, also known as the “Peach Blossom Festival,” involves the display of the Emperor and Empress doll, three female attendants and five musicians, and various other dolls and miniature accessories, constituting a resplendent annual observance that announces the arrival of spring.
The dolls and doll accessories that were made to order for the princesses of the Owari Tokugawa family have been passed down to the Tokugawa Art Museum and all of them boast a high quality that is befitting of the senior line of the three branches of the Tokugawa family. Particularly stunning are the accessories bearing individual family crests, which are miniatures of the actual wedding trousseaus of the princesses rendered in truly amazing intricacy and delicate beauty. Another highlight is the collection of Meiji, Taishō and Shōwa–era displays overflowing with dolls and accessories and reaching as much as two meters high by seven meters wide. Here, we introduce this world of the Doll Festival reaching heights of luxury and elegance achievable only in such a household of the daimyō elite.

Special Exhibition | Enjoying Hina Dolls—The Doll Festival in the Established Families

The hina dolls that decorated the towns from the Edo period onward differed in appearance from the extravagant high-society dolls distinctive of the daimyō families that were passed down through the Owari Tokugawa family. In contrast, these were plain and had an easy familiarity. This exhibition presents various dolls from the Edo period to the Shōwa period that have been donated to the Tokugawa Art Museum in recent years.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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  • Souvenirs
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  • Restaurant
  • Nursing room
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Date : February 9th (Saturday) to April 7th (Sunday), 2019
Holding time : 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Last admission 4:30 PM)
Place : The Tokugawa Art Museum
Location : 〒461-0023
1017 Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Adults 1,400 yen
University and Senior High School students 700 yen
Junior High and Elementary School students 500 yen
*: Groups of 20 guests or more eligible for discounts - 200 yen off for adults and 100 yen off for others
*: Every week on Saturday admission is free of charge for Senior High, Junior High and Elementary School students
*: Common passes for The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library and Tokugawaen Garden also available, please inquiry at the entrance.
Parking : About 100 passenger car parking spaces, 8 bus parking spaces (free/paid)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : TEL:052-935-6262
FAX:052-935-6261
Holidays : Mondays
*: Opens February 11th (Monday - holiday) and closes 12th (Tuesday) instead.

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the JR Chuo Line, alight at Ozone Station and walk 10min southwestwards
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 20min from Kusunoki I.C. of the Nagoya-Daini-Kanjo Expressway

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