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Gokayama Mugiya Festival&Kokiriko Festival
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Gokayama Mugiya Festival: September 23 & 24, Kokiriko Festival: September 25 & 26

Gokayama Mugiya Festival&Kokiriko Festival

"Gokayama Mugiya Festival: This festival's roots are said to lie in a song of longing for the capital city of Kyoto, sung by a member of the defeated Heike samurai clan, who were once considered part of the imperial family. Visitors can enjoy a dance performance by young men dressed in kimono with traditional family crests, hakama (pleated pants worn over kimono), with white bindings at their sleeves and swords at their hips, straw hats in hand.
Kokiriko Festival: The ""sasara"" instruments that are essential to this festival dance are made of strips of cypress wood bound together, and contain as many strips as there are human wordly desires and temptations (108). During the Kokiriko Festival, this ""sasara"" is sounded throughout an elegant dance that fascinates the many festival observers."

  • Time:"Gokayama Mugiya Festival: From 10:00 a.m - around 9:30 p.m. on the 23rd, from 2:00 p.m. - around 9:00 p.m. on the 24th
    Kokiriko Festival: From 12:00 p.m. - around 9:00 p.m. on both days"
  • Venue:"Gokayama Mugiya Festival: Taira region, Shimonashi Shrine Precincts
    Kokiriko Festival: Taira region, Kaminashi Shrine Precincts"
  • Address:"Gokayama Mugiya Festival: Taira region, Shimonashi Shrine Precincts
    Kokiriko Festival: Taira region, Kaminashi Shrine Precincts"
  • Remarks:http://www.tabi-nanto.jp/en/events/gokayama_mugiya_matsuri.html
    http://www.tabi-nanto.jp/en/events/kokiriko_matsuri.html