One of the three great festivals of Fukuoka Prefecture, it boasts a history of nearly 400 years of majestic and elegant Gion Daiko drums. In 2016, the festival was designated a national intangible folk cultural property. Dashi floats with men powerfully drumming both sides of taiko drums on them, together with the sounds of small jangala gongs, make their way through the streets. The sound of the drums is a unique one in Japan that resonates in the stomachs of onlookers, and is the definitive summer festival of Kokura.
|Date||Third Friday to Sunday in July every year|
|Location (venue)||The open area in front of Otemon Gate at Kokura Castle|
|Address||Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka|
|Category||Bravery, Processions and parades|
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