Kurosaki Gion Yamakasa (Float) Festival


Kurosaki Gion Yamakasa (Float) Festival is a traditional event which has been passed down for about 400 years in the Kurosaki area, a subcenter of Kitakyushu. The festival features magnificently gorgeous floats snaking their way through the streets while being spun round and round on an axle and handled so roughly that they are called “battle floats”. Another unique aspect of the festival is the use of conch shells in the music. At the Yamakasa competition on the 20th, eight decorative floats gather on the street in the front of JR Kurosaki Station.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 806-0021 福岡県北九州市八幡西区黒崎2丁目 黒崎駅前ふれあい通り 他
Address Around Kurosaki, Yahata-Nishi Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 093-642-5151(黒崎祇園山笠保存会)
Contact Yahata-Nishi Ward Town Development Promotion Division
Access By train - A 5 minute walk from JR Kurosaki Station
Website http://www.kcta.or.jp/english/

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