When: February 7th – March 8th
Where: Shopping area north and south of Shimodate Station and the Alterio, Chikusei
Hinamatsuri, also known as the Doll Festival or Girls’ Day, is held on March 3rd every year. Many places display dolls for around a month before the day of the festival. Visit Chikusei and admire the numerous displays around the station area and the main exhibition area, the Alterio. The displays will feature Tsurushi-bina, origami tapestries made by children, dolls made from gourds and pottery, and much, much more.
6th Annual Shimodate Night Market
When: 1-9pm, February 28th
Where: The square in front of the Alterio
A 5m high giant tiered doll display stand will be on show.
Chikusei Hinamatsuri Hinameguri Jazz Show
When: 4:30pm onwards, March 1st
Where: Shimodate Chiiki Koryuu Centre, Alterio 1st Floor Assembly Hall
Capacity: 150 people
Session 1: 4:30-6:10pm
Shimodate Nishi Junior High School Orchestra, Shimodate Factory Jazz Band & Takana Miyamoto Joint Concert
Session 2: 6:30-8:30pm (2×45 min sets)
Takana Miyamoto Piano Trio with Special Guest Keizo Nakanishi