Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Once the gloomy rains of Japan’s rainy season have passed, the castle town of Kokura is filled with the sounds of taiko drumming! Men walk the city streets pulling a float while beating the drums in its style of drumming called “Hoko Uchi”. The drummers pray for peace on earth, the continued safety of Japan, abundant crops, prosperity in business, and the safety of their families as the drums reverberate. July 1: Uchi Hajime (Start of drumming); Third Friday in July: Yoi (Evening) Gion; Third Saturday in July: Onigiwai; Third Sunday in July: Uchi Osame (End of drumming)

*About the Tradition: Municipal-Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Asset

This event has finished.
Date July 01, 2020 – July 19, 2020
Address 2-1 Jonai, Kokura Kita Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka (Within the Kokura Castle grounds)
Contact Tel:093-562-3341 
Kokura Gion Daiko Preservation Association Office
Parking Unavailable
Access By train – 15 minute walk from JR Kokura Station
10 minute walk from JR Nishi Kokura
By car – a 5 minute drive from the Otemachi Ramp off the Kitakyushu Urban Expressway
Times Available Third Friday to Sunday in July
Area Kitakyushu Area
Genre Festival (Festivals and Events) Event (Festivals and Events)

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