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Sahara Autumn Matsuri

Sawara Shinjuku Area, Katori, Chiba Prefecture
+81 80-6650-5931
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Sawara Grand Festival - Great Reason to Visit Katori

I happened to see an announcement for the Sawara Autumn Matsuri, and decided to travel from Ueno... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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"Sawara Grand Festival" is held every year in Katori City (formerly Sawara City), Chiba Prefecture. It is known as one of the three major festivals in the Kanto region. A summer festival is held in July and an autumn festival in October, but particularly magnificent is the autumn festival that takes place in the Shinjuku district, on the west bank of the Onogawa River that runs through the city. 14 Floats, each weighing four tons and carrying large 4m-high dolls in the form of historical figures, are paraded through the town. A highlight along the way, referred to as "kyokubiki," is when the floats are manipulated in various ways, and every year the venue is enveloped in the steaming heat of the crowds.
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Oct 30, 2016
“Sawara Grand Festival - Great Reason to Visit Katori”
Sawara Shinjuku Area, Katori, Chiba Prefecture
+81 80-6650-5931
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

I happened to see an announcement for the Sawara Autumn Matsuri, and decided to travel from Ueno Station to Sawara, in Chiba, a journey of around 2 hours. I arrived around 10 a.m. on Sunday, the final day of the Autumn festival, in the rain....More

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