Fukuno Yotaka Matsuri, Toyama
The date for the “Yotaka Matsuri” (Yotaka Festival) of the central city area of the Fukuno are from 1 – 3 May every year.
In 1652, it is considered to be an origin of this event that the people of the town turn on an Andon (a paper-covered lantern), and to welcome the souls of the divided spirit of Ise Grand Shrie to the Fukuno Shrine.
The Fukuno Yotaka Matsuri (The Fukuno Night Festival) held on May is a festival with the traditions of 350 years.
The large Andon of 14m in height parade through the town with a shout of “Yoiyasa!, Yoiyasa!”, and that heap up everyone’s feeling.
Young people ,who are all uniformly dressed happi of each area, vigorously parades through the town with the Andon of 20 several in big things and small things including seven large Andon of 7m in height.
The battle of each Andon that is biggest highlight of the festival begins at about 23:00 of 2nd day. With energetic sound of wooden clappers, the young people breaks the Andon each other. The intense fight is so powerful that the audiences become glued to it.
|Name:||Fukuno Yotaka Matsuri|
|Adresse:||Matsubarashin 1767 Nanto, Toyama 939-1571 Japan|
|Access:||JR Johana-sen Line “Fukuno-eki Station” (within a short walking distance from this station)|
|Tel:||(+81)763-22-8700 (Fukuno Tourism Association)|