Since I'll be talking about the Rokuro Matsuri (Lathe Festival) at Toggata Onsen over the next couple of entries I might as well announce that the 2015 Rokuro Matsuri is scheduled for 26 and 27 September at the Miyagi-Zao Kokeshi Kan みやぎ蔵王こけし館. On Saturday 26 September it will run from 10 to 4, and on Sunday 27 September it goes from 10 to 3. According to the event poster below there will be twelve kokeshi craftsmen taking part -- amazing! What a great chance to meet a large number of craftsmen in one place, add numerous kokeshis to one's collection, and even visit the the Miyagi-Zao Kokeshi Kan which has free admission on those days. There's not a whole lot of information on line about this event, but I'm sure it will be great.