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Gokonomiya Shinko-sai Festival

This large festival in southern Kyoto (the Fushimi area) is also known as the “Fushimi Festival.” Because it continues an elegant Muromachi Period (1336-1573) tradition of the use of hanagasa “flower umbrellas,” it is called the “Hanagasa Festival,” too. Prior to the Meiji Period (1868-1912), it was held as a seasonal ritual of the lunar calendar during the Chrysanthemum Festival. The festival will be held over the course of nine days, but the hanagasa procession on the evening of the first and eighth days will bring together the designs of each neighborhood in a lively display with the traditional shouts of the festival.

Date & Time

October 5 (Sat) - 13 (Mon), 2019
Hanagasa Flower Umbrella Procession will be held on the 5th and 12th beginning around 6:00 p.m.

Directions

Kintetsu Kyoto Line to Momoyamagoryo-mae Station, or JR Nara Line to Momoyama Station.

Category

Traditional Festivals