During Kurosaki Gion Festival, Kurosaki’s streets teem with luxurious and splendid yamagasa floats decorated with elaborate dolls.
The festival, a firm favorite among spectators, is known for its boisterous nature, especially the aggressive way the floats are pulled around by the participants.
In addition to floats, taiko drums of all sizes, gongs and conches are used to full effect, creating unique sounds that only serve to intensify the experience.
The festival’s highlights include a taiko performance, a competition in which all of the floats come together, and the finale.
For the duration of this event, the streets of Kurosaki are filled with festivities.
【Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa Festival ２０１８】 July .20～July. 23
|Address||Around JR Kurosaki Station
Kurosaki, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu City
|Access||A 5-minute walk from JR Kurosaki Station|
|TEL||093-642-5151 (Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa Preservation Society)|
|Remarks||Held over 4 days during the 3rd and 4th weeks of July|