Nov 2, 2012
Karatsu Kunchi or Festival of Karatsu Shrine, Karatsu, Saga
Karatsu Kunchi or Festival of Karatsu Shrine, Karatsu, Saga Pref.
On the 2nd, 14 Hikiyam (colorfully decorated floats) with lighted lanterns are exhibited on the street from 7:30 pm to 10 pm. On the 3rd, a parade of Mikoshi (a portable shrine) and 14 Hikiyama are pulled by young men in Happi coats to the tune of festival music on the city’s main streets from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Also on the 4th, a parade of the Hikiyama is held from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Access: The JR Karatsu Line to Karatsu Sta., and then walk 15 min. to Karatsu Shrine.
official website ›› http://www.karatsu-kankou.jp/english.html
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