Jul/26 - 28, 2019 Toaba Gion Oyamagasa

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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

1.07 months ago

このような事になり、執行部は過去に遡っての会計を公にするべきなのではないのでしょうか(疚しいことがなければ・・)。もし寄付金が暴力団の資金源になっているのであれば、戸畑祇園=工藤会とみなされても仕方ないと思います。ユネスコに登録されているほどの素晴らしいお祭りなので、残念でなりません。

5.03 weeks ago

ユネスコ無形文化遺産です。
UNESCO Intangible Culutural Heritage.

5.011 months ago

大人山笠・子供山笠・飾り山笠三機の山笠があります。
大人・子供山笠は、担ぎ上げます。提灯にもなります。子供山笠は、中学生が、担ぎ上げます。男のみです。一部除く
飾り山笠は、引き山笠で、小さい子供~小学生・女性が、引いて回る山笠です。

4.010 months ago

迫力ある提灯山笠、夜はとてもキレイです。

2.03 months ago

あまり興味が無い。