[Girls’ Festival Event] SENGAN-EN SPRING FESTIVAL (SENGAN-EN HARU-MATSURI)

[Girls’ Festival Event] SENGAN-EN SPRING FESTIVAL (SENGAN-EN HARU-MATSURI)

Sengan-en (Iso garden), the beautiful garden which was a summer villa of the Shimazu family will hold popular annual historical events.
During the period, traditional hanging ornaments will be decorated along the souvenir shops in the garden. Special menus will be offered at the restaurant and the cafe for a limited time

HINA DOLLS AND MATERIALS EXHIBITION
(NINGYO-to HINA DOUGU TEN / 人形と雛道具展)
An annual exhibition of dolls displayed on the Girl’s Festival Day. About 99 kinds, 407 dolls and materials were brought by Takehime, the daughter of the 5th Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, when she married Shimazu, the lord of Satsuma.
Date: February 2 (Sat) ~ April 7 (Sun)
Time: 8:30 - 17:20
Place: Shoko Shusei-kan (Next to Sengan-en)
*You need to pay entrance fee to enter the garden.

PAPER DOLLS FLOATED DOWNRIVER
(NAGASHI-BINA / 流しびな)
Sengan-en has a beautiful meandering stream where people used to enjoy “Kyokusui-no En”. “Kyokusui-no En” is a traditional event in which people compose a tanka before a sake cup floats down to them.
In this season, this stream becomes the place to float away your own foulness and bad luck. Join this traditional event only for girls and ladies, and grab good luck!
*Booking required.
*You need to pay entrance fee to enter the garden.
Date: March 3 (Sun)
Time: 13:00 ~ 14:00
Place: Sengan-en
Fee: 2,000 yen / person
*Hina-doll for sending down-stream included.
Capacity: 60 people

PROVIDING POEMS in FRONT of STREAM
(KYOKUSUI-no EN / 曲水の宴)
"Kyokusui-no En" is originally a Chinese traditional event. It was held among nobles about AD 600 ~ 900 in Spring. People sit beside a little stream in which a sake cup is floating.
Before the sake cup floats through in font of the person, he / she has to compose a poem.
This annual event had started in Japan before the Nara era (about AD 700).
Here in iso garden, the 21st Shimazu lord made the kyokusui garden about 1736 and copied Chinese "Rantei".
You can see this traditional graceful event in Iso garden. People dressed like characters in "The Tales of Genji" sit along a little stream and compose poems. You would feel like you have traveled in time to the Heian era.
*Booking required.
*You need to pay entrance fee to enter the garden.
Date: April 7 (Sun)
Time: 13:00 ~
Place: Sengan-en (Iso Garden)
Fee: Please ask for the fee at Sengan-en.
    

Start Feb. 02, 2013 〜 Apr. 07, 2013

8:30 ~ 17:30

Zip892-0871
Address

9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima city

PlaceSengan-en & Shoko Shusei-kan
Parking

500 spaces (300 yen / day)

Fee

Entrance fee:
Only for the garden: Adult 1000 yen /
Elementary & J.H.S.Student 500 yen
The garden and inside the castle tour: Adult 1500 yen /
Elementary & J.H.S.Student 750 yen

Contact Sengan-en
TEL: 099-247-1551
Webhttp://www.senganen.jp/
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