Fukuno Yotaka Matsuri Festival【Paper lantern parade festival】

Fukuno Yotaka Matsuri Festival【Paper lantern parade festival】

Pre-festival held every year on May 1st and 2nd from 18:00 - Midnight. Main festival held on May 3rd from early morning.


Fukuno Center City


+81-763-22-1120(Fukuno Yotaka Matsuri Liaison Council)

At the pre-festival, Yotaka Ando (large, magnificent paper lantern sculptures) light up the night as the tan-tan-tan of taiko drums and the proud, gallant shouts of young voices echo through the evening air.  At about 23:00 on the 2nd, be sure not to miss the main attraction - fight!  With wooden clappers echoing sharply, the young paraders on parade engage one another's paper lantern sculptures in a magnificent demolition derby!  For the onlooker, this event's fierce intensity is spellbinding.  Following, at the main festival, 4 districts' hikiyama (a sort of portable shrine) travel to the Shinmei shrine, and the Shinyo (another sort of portable shrine) parades around the city interior.



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