Festivals of Japan

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

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival - Yamagata

A curtain-raising parade, a Buteishiki (ceremony before going to war), an armor and helmet parade, the Kawanakajima battle and other events are held. A particular highlight is the re-enactment of the Kawanakajima battle on the final day. This is said to have been one of the largest battles in the Warring States period, and one in which 700 men, the total contingents of the Uesugi and Takeda armies, clashed in mortal combat.

Event Dates Late April - Early May every year (tentative)
Event Details Every year
April 29 Opening ceremony
May 2 Buteishiki (ceremony before going to war)
May 3 Uesugi army parade and re-enactment of the battles of Kawanakajima
Official site http://uesugi.yonezawa-matsuri.jp/
Location (venue) Uesugi Shrine, Matsukawa riverbed and elsewhere
Address 1 Chome Marunouchi, Yonezawa-shi, Yamagata
Price Free admission
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Region Hokkaido Tohoku
Category Processions and parades

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

update: Feb.27.2023

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