Jul/24 - 26, 2020 Tobata Gion Oyamagasa 

Sightseeing information about Jul/24 - 26, 2020 Tobata Gion Oyamagasa  in Japan.


Jul/24 - 26, 2020 Tobata Gion Oyamagasa (canceled)3.9

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※Due to the coronavirus concerns, Tobata Gion O-Yamagasa has been canceled in 2020. Only the ritual will be held by priests. Please check the official website.
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Tobata Gion O-Yamagasa is a local festival which takes place in Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture.The festival is held for three days before and after the 4th Saturday of July, and known as one of the three greatest summer festivals in Fukuoka Prefecture. In addition, Tobata Gion O-Yamagasa is a national cultural asset of Japan.

The Yamagasa(Yamakasa) are very large floats, and differ during the day and night.
During the day, they are magnificent “nobori yamagasa, ”floats featuring red and white banners and embroidered decorations; at night, they turn into “chochin yamakasa,” 10m tall 2.5 ton floats carrying 12 levels of lanterns, 309 in all, making them look like pyramids of light.

On the first day of the festival, there are Shinto ceremonies at Tobihata Hachimangu Shrine, Sugawara Shrine, and Nakabaru Hachimangu Shrine.

On the second day, Oshioi-kumi ceremony is held at Dokai Bay and Yamagasa floats are purified.
The climax of the festival is the “Tobata Gion Oyamagasa Competition,” held on the second day with four Oyamagasa and four smaller Kowaka-yamagasa carried by junior high school students gather together in a scene that captures the hearts of onlookers.
You will not want to miss the spectacle of 8 floats coming together and changing from their daytime to nighttime appearance!

On the last day, four Nobori Yamakasa floats are draped with beautiful gold and silver embroidered cloth and paraded through the streets in their magnificence. At night, however, these decorations are taken down and replaced with 309 paper lanterns covering the 12-tiered floats, transforming them into pyramids of light! Each of the 10 meter (about 33 feet) tall, 2.5 ton latern floats are shouldered by about 60 men who shout “Yoitosa, yoitosa!” to the rhythm of gongs and drums!

Venue: Aso Park
Address: Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka
Access: 10 mins from JR Tobata Station

*Please check the official website for the latest informaiton.

PurposeFestivals,parade,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,major,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Tobata Sta. (about 700m) Google Transit

Reviews

5.04 months ago

国の重要無形文化財に指定されています。
夕方は山車の巡行、夜は提灯に灯りが入り勇壮かつ艶やか。

3.0a year ago

提灯山がとても綺麗でした。
屋台も多かったです。
時間通りに始まらなかったり、合間の時間が長く、立ち見で最後まではかなり辛かったです。

4.05 months ago

楽しい、壮大な!お祭りです。

5.04 years ago

お祭り大国北九州にあって、ダントツ一番人気の北九州を代表するお祭り。
夜の提灯山笠が有名ですが、地元の人には、お昼の幟山笠の姿も人気です。
昼の姿から、夜の提灯山笠への姿変えは見ものです。
『ヨイトサー』の勇ましい掛け声、勇壮な太鼓にお囃子、そして巨大な山笠と、全てにおいて感動的なお祭りです。ぜひ一生に一度は見て欲しい伝統的なお祭りです。

5.02 years ago

姿が変わる、本物の火を使ったやまは圧巻