Yame Bonbori Matsuri

START: Feb 11, 2024 END: Mar 10, 2024

Yame, renowned across Kyushu for its doll craftsmanship, stands as a bastion of traditional arts. In the Dolls Festival season, Hina dolls grace over 100 venues, ranging from the historic townhouses on Shirakabe (white-walled) Street to residences and commercial areas, identifiable by peach-colored lanterns. While the local heritage boasts the quaint “Hako-bina,” square-boxed Hina dolls, the Yame Doll Hall showcases an array of stunningly opulent dolls, some of which were historically brought by the brides of the Tokugawa shogunate’s princesses. On February 11th, starting at 10:30 am, Fukushima Hachiman Shrine hosts a traditional wedding ceremony in twelve-layered kimonos and court attire. Furthermore, from February 23rd to 25th, the shrine’s approach comes alive with a market offering Yame’s finest sake and delicacies, celebrating the region’s rich cultural and gastronomic heritage.

Yame Bonbori Festival, 雛の里・八女ぼんぼりまつり

• 2/11 (Sun., hol.) ~ 3/10 (Sun.)
• 10:00~17:00
• Free entry
Around the Yame Fukushima Shirakabe (white-walled building area) *Ohinasama Meguri Official Map

Yame Bonbori Festival, 雛の里・八女ぼんぼりまつり

Published: Feb 8, 2024 / Last Updated: Feb 8, 2024

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