This 360 year old festival celebrates the arrival of early summer to Ogaki and was designated as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in late 2016.
The 13 “yama” parade floats are the highlight of the festival: three were received from the feudal lord Toda during the Edo period (1603 – 1868), and the other ten were made by different neighborhood districts. The "yama" are famous for featuring stages for children “kabuki” plays or “karakuri” marionette dolls.
In addition to the "yama" floats, the festival hosts around 600 street stalls, ensuring a fun and festive atmosphere. Just seeing the festival floats towering over the surrounding spectators and stalls will make for a sight that you won't want to miss.
- Tradition & History
The Saturday and Sunday just before May 15th
Ogaki Hachiman Shrine and the surrounding area
Nishitogawacho, Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture 503-0908