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KOKURA GION DAIKO DRUMS

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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

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DATE
2017/07/14 ~ 2017/07/16
ADDRESS
2-1 Jonai, Kokura Kita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka (Within the Kokura Castle grounds)
AREA
Fukuoka prefecture
Kitakyushu-city : Fukuoka prefecture
Chikugo : Fukuoka prefecture
GENRE

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History and heritage

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ACCESS
By train - 15 minute walk from JR Kokura Station
10 minute walk from JR Nishi Kokura
Station
By car - a 5 minute drive from the Otemachi Ramp off the Kitakyushu Urban Expressway
INQUIRIES
Telephone Number:093-562-3341 
Kokura Gion Daiko Preservation Association Office
PARKING
Unavailable
HOURS OF OPERATION
Third Friday to Sunday in July

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