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HAKATA GION YAMAKASA (FLOAT) FESTIVAL

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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

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DATE
2017/07/01 ~ 2017/07/15
ADDRESS
Kushida Shrine, 1-41 Kami-kawabata, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka; Several Places throughout Fukuoka City
AREA
Fukuoka prefecture
Fukuoka- city : Fukuoka prefecture
GENRE

Seasonal events

ACCESS
Around Kushida Shrine in the Hakata Ward of Fukuoka City
INQUIRIES
Telephone Number:092-291-2951 
Hakata Gion Yamakasa Promotion Association (at Kushida Shrine)
HOURS OF OPERATION
July 1 - 15

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