You can only experience here in Miyazaki.
Using a mold older than 150 years.
Anyone can experience it.(Including children)
Free to paint and take it home as a lucky charm.
Start time : 11:00or14:00 Duration : 60min.
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Materials for painting Sadowara doll
Carrying box and bag
Transportation costs to the meeting place
What you can expect
Located in northern Miyazaki Prefecture, Sadowara flourished as a castle town of the ruling clan during the Edo Period (1602-1868). This historical town is also famous for its charming Sadowara figurines, figures whose innocent features imbue them with a gentle serenity. It is said that the figurines were first made by immigrants from Goryeo (present-day Korea) who settled in an area of Sadowara that became known as Kore (the Japanese for Goryeo).
There are different figurines for different occasions. There’s one that celebrates a child’s healthy development and one for happiness and prosperity in business. There is also a Kabuki figurine, showing that Kabuki was very popular in Sadowara in the Edo Period. In this popular program, you can choose a Sumo wrestler figurine, which expresses the hope for a child to grow healthy and strong, or a Japanese spaniel, which expresses the hope for fertility and easy childbirth, to paint as you wish.