Hakata Gion Yamakasa (Float) Festival

Hakata Gion Yamakasa (Float) Festival is Kushida Shrine’s biggest festival and brings summer to Hakata! The “calm”decorative floats designed by Hakata doll makers depict the world of Nishikie (color woodblock prints) three-dimensionally, while the “active” floats are carried around by men from seven districts in Fukuoka City, interweaving to create the perfect festive blend. The finale, “Oiyama”, in particular is the climax of the “active” part of the festival, followed by the “calm” portion when Hakata returns to its usual self.

*About the Festival : Government-Designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset; started in 1241

This event has finished.
Date July 01, 2019 – July 15, 2019
Address Kushida Shrine, 1-41 Kami-kawabata, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka; Several Places throughout Fukuoka City
Contact Tel:092-291-2951 
Hakata Gion Yamakasa Promotion Association (at Kushida Shrine)
Access Around Kushida Shrine in the Hakata Ward of Fukuoka City
Times Available July 1 – 15
Area Fukuoka Area
Genre Festival (Festivals and Events) Event (Festivals and Events)

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