This is a two-day Festival introducing Fukushima city, Fukushima Prefecture, where the Suzuki House in Nihon Minkaen was originally located.  There will be demonstrations of making Tsuchiyu wooden doll (kokeshi), which is traditional craft of Fukushima city, Fukushima folk story-telling, and sales of Fukushima local products.

  • Date: Oct. 19th (Sat.), 20th (Sun.)
  • Time: 9:30 - 17:00 * Last admission: 16:30

* A large number of visitors are expected during the above period. Please refrain from using any tripod or monopod, easel, chairs, picnic sheet, etc.. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Folk stories of Fukushima city
Folk stories in Fukushima city are told in the local dialect.

    • Date & Time:
      Oct. 19th, Sat.:13:00~/14:10~/15:20~(20 min for each session)
      Oct. 20th, Sun.:10:20~/11:20~/13:00~/14:10~/15:20~(20 min for each session)
    • Seat capacity: first come first served to 35 persons each session
    • Place: 1. the Suzuki House
the Suzuki House

the Suzuki House

Demonstrations of making Tsuchiyu-kokeshi (wooden doll) and sales
Tsuchiyu-kokeshi are made by craftman and sold on the spot.
*The craftsman may be absent for a break.
*Seat capacity may be limited during busy hours.

  • Date & Time:
    Oct. 19th, Sat.:13:00~17:00
    Oct. 20th, Sun.:10:00~12:00~/13:00~16:00
  • Demonstrator: Kunitoshi Abe (Award of Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Chairman’s Award, of the 62nd National Kokeshi Festival)
  • Place: 6.The Sasaki house
Demonstrations of making Tsuchiyu-kokeshi (wooden doll)

Demonstrations of making Tsuchiyu-kokeshi (wooden doll)

Workshop for coloring the character of Tsuchiyu-kokeshi (wooden doll)-”Kibokko-chan”
Children can have fun in this workshop, coloring the cute character.
*Seat capacity may be limited during busy hours.

  • Date & Time:
    Oct. 19th, Sat.:13:00~17:00
    Oct. 20th, Sun.:10:00~12:00~/13:00~16:00
  • Place: 6.The Sasaki house

Sales of the special products of Fukushima city
Sales of apples, honey and pickled vegetables.
*The craftsman may be absent for a break.

  • Date & Time:
    Oct. 19th, Sat.:13:00~17:00
    Oct. 20th, Sun.:10:00~12:00~/13:00~16:00
    *Finished when sold out
  • Place: 4.The Misawa House