Time to paint the town pink – see the dancing sakura trees of the Mino Festival!!

We’re heading to Mino this time to highlight the Mino Festival, happening on the April 13th and 14th (Sat and Sun)***, where you can look forward to seeing the one-of-a-kind parade of beautiful, bright pink hana mikoshi (“flower shrines” in English), aptly named for their resemblance to dancing cherry blossom trees. They (around 30 in total) consist of 200-300 bamboo poles that are decorated with pink washi paper. The festival showcases Mino City’s deep connection to washi paper, which holds a history of over 1,300 years.

Seeing these vibrant mikoshi paraded through the narrow streets of the Udatsu Wall Historical District in Mino City is a sight you won’t soon forget!

*** Hana mikoshi processions are only on the 13th (Sat) at various locations in Mino City. Please refer to links for further details.

More info:
https://minokanko.com/event/category/spring/p6009/ (Japanese)
https://minokanko.com/news/event/p7759/ (Japanese)
https://minokanko.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/minomatsuri2024.pdf (Japanese pamphlet)