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 '20 to 4/20 '20


※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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3.0a month ago

A facility that introduces the Furukawa Festival. It's quite large.
I visited to get a manhole card, but I couldn't see it all the way due to time constraints, so I'll leave it at three.

The parking lot will be the parking lot of Hida City Hall, but it may be full depending on the time of day, so please visit with plenty of time.

5.02 months ago

Very kind to respond to inquiries
While I was busy, I waited until the end without hanging up until I hung up, and then hung up
Speaking of basics, it's basic, but I especially feel it after Corona's non-contact type
People meet once in a while! Both the voice you want to cherish and the face-to-face!

5.06 months ago

It was renewed and it became beautiful.
Voice of narration is astringent

4.05 months ago

It turns out that the Hida Furukawa Festival isn't just about coming drums. I wanted to go to production.

4.0a year ago

4K video is the best! The parking lot used the nearby city hall. The Furukawa Festival, held every April, is designated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The admission fee is 500 yen.