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


※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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4.03 years ago

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

4.02 months ago

It's worth seeing ☀️
Takayama Yatai Kaikan in Takayama City
I think it's a similar concept
Just a little compact
It was like that ☺️
See at 4K in the hall
Of the famous wake-up drums in this region
The introductory video is good
In mini theater format
I was able to enjoy it ☺️
On the premises of this wake-up drum
There is a real thing and
What a wake-up drum
You can hit it ☀️
Pay 100 yen and a dedication fee at a time
In the hall and in the stomach
It was a sounding volume ❗
Nearby is the Hida Crafts Museum
There is also a facility, and the craftsmanship is
You can see it
I think it's a small town
It's a great complex.

5.06 months ago

I came here and had a very good experience. It's a very moving festival.

5.04 months ago

You can know all about the Hida Furukawa Festival. It's fun to have various experiences. You can also watch the taiko drums in a powerful 4K video! This is better to see!

5.03 months ago

Don't forget the mask 😷! ️My sister kindly explained and guided me 😃 It was very good 😃