Oct/10 - 18 Niihama Taiko Festival4.4
from 10/16 '19 to 10/18 '19
Niihama Taiko Festival of Ehime Prefecture is one of the three major festivals in Shikoku Islands along with Awa Dance Festival and Yosakoi Festival.
The festival features massive Taiko drum floats(called "taiko-dai") which are lifted up by about 150 men. Taiko drum float is 5.5 meters high, 12 meters long, and weigh about 3 tons. These floats are paraded with the men's shout and flute playing, and taiko drumming sound. The festival is also called "Men`s Festival".
The highlight of the festival is the "Kakikurabe", where men compete their power and skill lifting the Taiko drum floats. And "Sashiage", 150 men lift Taiko floats high above their heads followed by conductor's shout, is the must-see performance.
Dates: October 16 - 18
Venue: Throughout the Niihama City
Access: a 10-mins walk from JR Niihama Station
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Airport/Sta.Niihama Sta. (about 700m) Google Transit