4/19~4/20 Furukawa Festival

Sightseeing information about 4/19~4/20 Furukawa Festival in Japan.


4/19~4/20 Furukawa Festival 4.5

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 from 4/19 '21 to 4/20 '21

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※Due to the coronavirus concerns, almost of all Furukawa Festival's events including Mikoshi Parade have been canceled. Only the ritual will be held.

Needles to say, Okoshi Daiko (Rousing Drums) and street parade of festival floats are star attractions of “Furukawa Festival” to be held on April 19 and 20, but for Furukawa residents the festival begins in early March, with what is called the “Chusen-sai”(drawing festival). A director of the festival is assigned among 4 groups at the shrine, and all “Ujiko” (shrine parishioners) in 4 groups start preparation for the festival. Men hold meetings everyday to decide roles and procedures of Matsuri in each groups divided by resident areas: Four groups named after Four-Guardian-Gods ( Azure Dragon”Sei-Ryuu”, Vermillion Bird”Suzaku”, White Tiger “Byakko” and Black Tortoise “Genbu”), and 11 groups of festival floats.

In April, every night you hear the sound of children’s practice of “Ohayashi”(musicla bands) leaking from assembly halls. On the festival day the God is led from Keta Wakamiya Shrine to the town center. The route to the town is drawn by the purifying salt, and it branches to individual houses, where “Chochin” (paper lantern), “Maku” and “Noren”(sign curtains) are prepared, to invite the God. The divine custom such as not seeing the God parade from the second floor of the house is succeeded over generations.Okoshi-Daiko is a symbol of “Furukawa Yancha”(mischievous man), this is the day once a year that blaze up the hearts of men of all ages.
Kodomo Kabuki- Children play Kabuki on Yatai
Each group has decorated yatai in Kura storage, you can see when walking around the town.
Decorated Yatais located at the bridge for exhibition
Start of Okoshi Daiko at night

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Reviews

4.02 years ago

Interesting storage place and history of some of the festival float. Don't miss the movie of the spring festival.

5.0a week ago

飛騨市古川祭りの全てを知ることが出来ます。色々体験も出来て楽しいです。大迫力の4K動画で起こし太鼓もご覧頂けます!これは見た方が良い!

5.02 weeks ago

私の出身地でしたが、初めていきました。華やかな屋台や勇壮な起こし太鼓がやっぱり素晴らしいです。起こし太鼓は見るより出るほうが、感激ありますよ。起こし太鼓は男の祭りです。

4.0a month ago

古川の祭りの魅力を知ることができる
4Kシアターの映像は迫力満点。実物の屋台や越し太鼓も展示してある。

5.02 months ago

I was able to understand the history of Furukawa well and to know the thoughts of the people in the area who are protecting it. It's just newly built and it's beautiful.