Festivals of Japan

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

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival - Yamagata

The stirring tones of powerful cries and hanagasa-daiko drums. The parade is led by gorgeously decorated festival floats, behind which unfurl groups of dancers wearing beautiful costumes and carrying conical hats adorned with safflowers. It is one of Tohoku’s four big festivals. Over 10,000 dancers perform a dynamic and vibrant dance amid undulating waves of conical hats decorated with safflowers, the flower of Yamagata, creating a sea of blooms.

Event Dates Every year from August 5 to 7
Event Details In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, the festival will be held with altered contents this year.
For details, please see the official website.
Official site http://www.hanagasa.jp/en/
Location (venue) ①Yamagata City Sports Center (August 5/6)
②Yamagata Citizen's Hall (August 7)
Address ①Ochiai-machi 1, Yamagata City, Yamagata (August 5/6)
②Kasumi-cho 2-9-45, Yamagata City, Yamagata (August 7)
Price Free admission
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Region Hokkaido Tohoku
Category Dance, Processions and parades, 踊り

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

update: May.27.2021

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