Dolls Festival „Hina Matsuri“

Before leaving Vienna the wife of the former Ambassador of Japan in Austria, Yūko IWATANI, presented her full set of Hina-dolls on an altar to the World Museum Vienna. This was the reason for the first Hinamatsuri (Dolls Festival) in Austria! The festival was organized by the Austrian Japanese Society (Dr. Noriko Brandl) on 1st March 2014. The program included traditional arts, origami and calligraphy workshop for the guests, chorus and dance presentations, and the exhibition of Ikebana International Vienna Chapter. For the Ikebana exhibition we chose the special topic: HAIR.