【NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT】World Tour of “The Dolls of Japan” Exhibition Comes to Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo

In compliance with the executive order that was signed by Governor Ige earlier this week limiting the size of gatherings, we will be postponing the opening of “The Dolls of Japan” exhibition, in Hilo. 
We will post new information once the new opening date has been determined.

World Tour of “The Dolls of Japan” Exhibition Comes to Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo

 Presented by the Japan Foundation’s Traveling Exhibition Program in conjunction with the Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu and the Hawaii Japanese Center, “The Dolls of Japan,” a collection of 70 works, will be on display from August 28 to October 16 at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo.

 After being postponed since May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “The Dolls of Japan” exhibition will finally be available in Hawaii to showcase a variety of Japanese dolls, including: Hina ningyo (Girls’ festival dolls) and Gogatsu ningyo (Boys’ Day dolls), which have their origins in ancient customs; dolls connected to traditional performing arts like noh, bunraku and kabuki; regional dolls from throughout the country; and “creative dolls” produced by contemporary craftspeople.

 “The Dolls of Japan” exhibition exemplifies Japan’s centuries-old tradition of doll-making and illustrates its unique culture of dolls, each of which has its own distinct purpose and meaning. The exhibition features authentic Japanese dolls that are crafted with time-honored methods. We hope that this exhibition will be an opportunity for people in Hawaii to experience Japanese craftsmanship, creativity and artistic value with the goals of enhancing the understanding of Japanese culture as well as promoting travel to Japan.


Fact Sheet: “Dolls of Japan”
Period: August 28 - October 16, 2021
Venue: Hawaii Japanese Center
Address: 751 Kanoelehua Avenue Hilo, HI 96720
Hours: Tue-Sat 11 am – 3 pm, Sun & Mon: closed
Admission: Free
Co-organizers: Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii Japanese Center
All visitors must sanitize their hands and wear masks prior to entering the center.
Visitors will also have their temperature checked and practice social distancing.
For more information on visiting the center, please email the Hawaii Japanese Center at ehiura@icloud.com.