Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival - Kagawa

Chousa are floats adorned in gold and silver embroidery that act as platforms for taiko drums. With everyone decked out in matching happi coats, the chousa are carried across the town for a carrying contest at otabisho rest stops and square as the sound of the taiko fill the streets. When night falls, chochin lanterns provide light for magical dances. Kaki kurabe is the highlight of the festival.

Date Beginning of October 2017
Official site http://www.chohsa.jp/
Location (venue) Throughout Toyohama-cho, Kanonji City (Toyohamahachiman Shrine, Ichinomiya Shrine, and others)
Address 1577-1 Wadahama, Toyohama-cho, Kanonji-shi, Kagawa (Toyohamahachiman Shrine)
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Region Shikoku
Category Processions and parades, Shrines and temples

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Aug.2.2017

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