Family Program

Hinamatsuri: Doll Festival

Hinamatsuri: Doll Festival

Sunday, March 4, 2 PM

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Family Program
Sunday, March 4, 2—4 PM

Wish for the health and happiness of young girls with songs, a dance performance and festival-related food while learning about and enjoying displays of intricately decorated Hinamatsuri dolls. Make your own doll! Both girls and boys are welcome to participate.

Tickets: $15/$8 Japan Society members; children ages 2 or under free. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.

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Hinamatsuri Hinamatsuri Program

Learn about the history and traditions of Hinamatsuri in this interactive program for kids filled with songs led by Michiyo Kigawa! Children will have the opportunity to go onstage to help decorate the hina doll set.

Classical Dance Performance Japanese Classical Dance Performance: Sachiyo Ito & Company

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Japanese classical dance and dancers in Kimono, performed by internationally-recognized Sachiyo Ito & Company.

Mini Dance Workshop Mini Dance Workshop with Sachiyo Ito & Company

Learn the basic movements of Japanese classical dance and how to use dance fans for expressive movements in this hands-on mini workshop with Sachiyo Ito & Company. Perform a short dance piece that expresses the beauty of flowers!

Hina Dolls Hina Dolls

Make your very own dolls, and create your own hina doll display at home!

Tsurushi-bina Tsurushi-bina

Tsurushi-bina, small hanging dolls, are often displayed during Hinamatsuri. Decorated with lucky symbols, they contain wishes for the child to grow up healthy and well. Make your own Tsurushi-bina!

Wagashi Decorative Wagashi

During Hinamatsuri, families may enjoy wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) that are specially decorated for the festival. Try your hand at making an assortment of decorative wagashi at this hands-on craft station!

Festival Related Food Festival Related Food

Healthy Japanese light meals, snacks and festival-related refreshments available for purchase by .

This event will be photographed and videotaped.

Family Programs are generously supported by the Nissan Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Kumon Centers of Manhattan, and the Wendy Obernauer Foundation.


Student and Family Programs are supported in part by the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Education and Family Programs are made possible by Chris A. Wachenheim and The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc.

Additional support is provided by James Read Levy and Hiroko Onoyama.

Healthy Japanese light meals, snacks and festival-related refreshments available for purchase by  .

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