Things to do / Traditional festivals

Fukuoka: Yanagawa Hina Matsuri Sagemon Meguri

Girl's Festival. Sagemon are handsewn ornaments which are displayed all over the city for this festival. When a baby girl is born, her mother and grandmothers sew Sagemon stitch by stitch wishing her to grow up healthy, and decorate them at both sides of Hina dolls to celebrate her first Girl's Festival. This festival features a procession of girls and adults in traditional Hina doll attire, and floats adorned with colorful Sagemon. Many more events are scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.: Ritual pray at Hiyoshi-jinja Shrine

Location: Hiyoshi-jinja Shrine and others, Yanagawa, Fukuoka

JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line to Hakata Sta. From there, take JR Kagoshima Honsen Line to Setaka Sta., and then take bus to Nishitetsu Yanagawa Bus Stop (15min.)

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.