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

Date : 02/08/2020 - 04/05/2020


  • 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 2020

Special Exhibition Poster

The Doll Festival, otherwise known as the "Peach Blossom Festival," is a time for displaying the Emperor and Empress dolls, the Three Ladies-in-Waiting, the Five Musicians, and various dolls and doll accessories of the "Hina" Doll set and is a brilliant event that announces the arrival of spring. The Tokugawa Art Museum preserves "Hina" dolls and their accessories that were made to order for the princess of the Owari Tokugawa family and each set exhibits the highest quality, as is befitting of the name of the top-ranking of the three Tokugawa branch families. The minutely intricate workmanship of the doll accessories is absolutely stunning, as if they were miniatures of the actual wedding trousseaus of the princesses. In addition, the decorations for the tiered doll stand that was used to display the dolls and accessories of three generations of Owari Tokugawa wives from the Meiji period onward are also stunning. This exhibition presents the extravagant and refined world of dolls that is distinctive of an elite daimyo family.

  • Hina Dolls
  • Hina Dolls
  • Hina Dolls

Thematic Exhibition | The Timeless Appeal of "Kawaii" / "Cute" Culture

As is exemplified by the "doll play" involving miniature doll figures and accessories engaged in by the ladies of the Heian court, small size and charming features have been crucial factors in attracting the hearts of young girls in Japan from ancient Heian times all the way to the present day. When compared to objects used by young boys, the various items surrounding young girls in their daily lives were charmingly cute and at times sumptuously made. In particular, charming objects that appealed to young girls were chosen for celebrating various important junctures, such as praying for their health and happiness on auspicious occasions and for events like the Doll Festival.

In connection with the Doll Festival, this exhibition presents various objects that appealed to the hearts of young girls, beginning with "Hina" dolls, as well as dress-up dolls, huggable dolls, handicrafts, narrative tales, and other charming objects.

Exhibition Place: Hosa Library

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Date : February 8th (Saturday) to April 5th (Sunday), 2020
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 inquire at the entrance.
Parking : •The Tokugawa Art Museum Parking Lot
Available, free of charge (cap. 17 cars) 9:45 AM to 5:30 PM.
•Nagoya City Paid Parking Lot
Cap. 82 cars (120 JPY/30 min.) and 8 buses (1st hour 500 JPY increasing 500 JPY every 30 min.)
9:15 AM to 6:00 PM (buses 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 052-935-6262 (The Tokugawa Art Museum)
Holidays : Mondays
*: Opens February 24th (Monday - holiday) and closes 25th (Tuesday) instead.

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    •10 min. southwards walk from South Exit of Ozone Station of the JR Chuo Main Line.
    •15 min. southwards walk from Exit 3 of Ozone Station of the Meitetsu Seto Line.
    •8 min. southeastwards walk from Morishita Station of the Meitetsu Seto Line.
    •From Nagoya Station Bus Terminal, take the Me-guru Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus to Tokugawaen, The Tokugawa Art Museum, Hosa Library (ride takes approx. 37 min.).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 20 min. from Kusunoki I.C. of the Nagoya-Daini-Kanjo Expressway

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