About the schedule of the KOKESHI MATSURI.
From the 30th August ~ 1st September, there is an 'All Japan KOKESHI FESTIVAL' in Naruko of Miyagi prefecture.
About the schedule of the festival
6p.m. ~ memorial ceremony for kokeshi dolls at Naruko onsen shrine.
-9a.m. ~ kokeshi dolls offering ceremony at Naruko onsen shrine.
-10a.m. ~6p.m. The opening ceremony of the festival at the Naruko elementary school. After the ceremony, the craftsmen start selling and demonstrating how they make kokeshi dolls. (The demonstration is until 5p.m.)
-6:30p.m. ~ the festival parade at the town of Naruko onsen. You can see the life sized paper kokeshi in this parade.
-9a.m. ~ 5p.m. the craftsmen start selling and demonstrating how they make kokeshi dolls. (The demonstration is until 2:30p.m.)
3p.m. ~ the kokeshi awards ceremony at the Naruko hotel.
You can see the photos at the All Japan KOKESHI FESTIVAL HP.
One more thing… until 30th Sep. there is a ‘ Hat kokeshi dolls’ exhibition at NIHON KOKESHI KAN in Naruko. You can see the kokeshi dolls wearing hats and buy them.