Apr/9 - 11, 2021 Shingen-ko Festival ~the largest gathering of samurais~

Sightseeing information about Apr/9 - 11, 2021 Shingen-ko Festival ~the largest gathering of samurais~ in Japan.


Apr/9 - 11, 2021 Shingen-ko Festival ~the largest gathering of samurais~4.3

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 from 4/9 '21 to 4/11 '21

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The people of Yamanashi celebrate the virtues of Takeda Shingen every spring, with a lion's share of festivities occurring around the time of his death anniversary on April 12.
The Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan banner, representing a philosophy Shingen adopted from Sun Tzu's Art of War are flown from one end of the prefecture to the other.

The Shingen-ko Festival takes place from April 9 (Fri) to April 11 (Sun) in 2021.(Delay to Oct.22-24)
It is the largest festival in Yamanashi, with its main highlight being the Koshu Battalion Deployment, a reenactment of unrivaled scope where about 1,500 locals from all around the prefecture dress in traditional costumes and commence their march from the plaza in front of Kofu Station.
After a deployment ceremony and sake ritual Takeda Shingen, bathed in torchlight and surrounded by his 24 generals, leads his army along the streets of Kofu. This parade is recognized by Guinness World Records as “the largest gathering of samurais” in the world.

Dates : April 9 - 11,2021(Delay to Oct.22-24)
Venue : Maizuru Castle Park, Heiwa Street, and more

Main Events : Victory Praying Ceremony, Battalion Deployment Ceremony, Kosyu Battalion Deployment, Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan Dance Parade, Memorial Tea Ceremony, Kids Parade, Princess Koihime Contest, Gourmet Alley, and more

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PurposeFestivals,parade,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!
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5.07 months ago

Great stone wall which is taller than ten-storied modern buildings.

5.0a year ago

Must see. It is beautiful!

5.0a year ago

After the Takeda family was destroyed, the construction of a castle was carried out in this location by the leading figure who belonged to the Toyotomi Hideyoshi as an important base to confront to Tokugawa Ieyasu in Kanto district, in 1582. The construction was succeeded by a certain military lord of Toyotomi and it seemed to be completed around 1600. In the era of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, the castle was further enlarged, but it was nearly destroyed by fire in 1727, and it was left without being reconstructed.

5.0a year ago

My favorite hanging spot in Kofu. It has the best sakura blossoms every spring!!!

5.0a year ago

Loved the history behind it...try to blend in as there's a guide tht could explain for you