Festivals of Japan

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

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums - Fukuoka

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 2019, the festival was designated a nationally important 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. This is the definitive summer festival of Kokura.

Event Dates Mid-July every year (tentative)
Event Details Please check each festival on the official website to confirm if it will take place this year or not.
Official site http://www.gururich-kitaq.com/en/search/category/detail.php?id=27
Location (venue) The open area in front of Otemon Gate at Kokura Castle
Address Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
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Region Kyushu
Category Bravery, Processions and parades

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

update: May.24.2023

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