Exhibition of Decorations for Hinamatsuri, the Doll Festival
Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 (Days Closed: Monday, Tuesday, and March 30)
The characteristic of the Sugimoto family’s hina dolls is Yusokubina, which the Kyoto merchant class people preferred and that represents the Imperial Palace culture. In the exhibition, the Yusokubina of the late Edo period, which survived the Great Genji Fire that destroyed the main house by being protected by kura (granary), Genjiwakugoten Yusokubina of Meiji-era, as well as a court lady doll with a Japanese spaniel of Showa-era are exhibited. Additionally, Kyohobina and Kokinbina of the late Edo period, which were presented from the parents’ home in Fushimi of the 9th head’s wife in 1977, are also displayed. Visitors can enjoy the transition of hina dolls from Kyoho-era (1716 – 1735) of the Edo period to the Showa-era in the Sugimoto Residence which chronicles the history of one and a half centuries.
Moreover, at “Enjoy Kyo-gashi and Matcha with Hina Dolls” on March 3 and 21, people can enjoy wagashi (traditional confectionery) of Kyoto and matcha (stirred powdered green tea) in ceramic bowls and dishes that have been handed down for generations in the kura of the Sugimoto Residence. Jo-namagashi (moist confection) made by one of the leading wagashi stores in Kyoto will be served along with carefully selected matcha made by Shohokuen, the tea maker related to the Sugimoto family who owes tea plantation in Uji, Kyoto. *To secure the kyo-gashi and matcha, we ask you to contact to the Sugimoto Residence by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Date: Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 (Days Closed: Monday, Tuesday, and March 30)
Open Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Sugimoto Residence (Important Cultural Property)
Entrance Fee: 1,500 yen (800 yen for high school students and under) as a donation to the preservation efforts of the properties
-No reservation is needed.
-We ask visitors to enter the residence with socks for the protection of cultural properties.
Enjoy Kyo-gashi and Matcha with Hina Dolls
Date: Sunday, March 3 and Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: at any time from 13:00 to 16:00
Fee: 3,000 yen (2,300 yen for high school students and under) including the entrance fee of the residence
*To secure the kyo–gashi and matcha, we ask you to contact to the Sugimoto Residence by e-mail to email@example.com in advance.