Kanra’s biggest spring event, held annually to mark the award of the Obata Domain to Nobukatsu, son of ruler Oda Nobunaga. A gorgeous and majestic portrait of the Warring States period unfurls as a procession of Oda troops wearing armor and helmets follows a leader on horseback amid dancing cherry blossoms. The procession leaves from Rakusanen Park, a nationally designated scenic spot, and parades along alleys that are vestiges of the Edo period, the samurai district, and Ogawa Zeki (Ogawa sluice), which was selected as one of Japan’s 100 remarkable waters. At the festival venue, Kanra Sogo Koen Park, a ceremony is held to herald the triumphant return of the procession of warriors. There are also attractions such as open-air tea ceremonies, taiko drum performances and matchlock gun demonstrations, and local agricultural specialties are also on sale.
|Early April every year (tentative)
|Cancelled for FY2022
|Kanra Sogo Koen Park
|747-1 Obata, Kanra-machi, Kanra-gun, Gunma
|Processions and parades
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.