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Takayama Mikurumayama Matsuri

Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture
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A beautiful spring day watching these tall floats being pushed around Takaoka city.

The seven floats are pushed around the city along a trail that dates back over 400 years. The... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
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Takaoka, Japan
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The Takaoka Mikurumayama Matsuri is a regular spring festival that is held annually on 5/1 at the Takaoka Sekino Shrine in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture. The most historic dashi-matsuri (float festival) in the prefecture, special floats called mikuruyama - nationally designated as Important Tangible and Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties - are paraded around the city to hayashi (Japanese orchestra) accompaniment. These must-see floats are among Japan's best, gorgeously decorated with refined traditional techniques in lacquering, goldsmithing and dyeing that have been passed down in Takaoka since the Azuchi-Muromachi period (1558-1600). 7 Such floats - constructed by master craftsmen of the Edo period - can be seen in all their splendor. On the eve of the festival, a few of the floats will be illuminated for a pre-festival display.
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May 9, 2018
“A beautiful spring day watching these tall floats being pushed around Takaoka city.”
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The seven floats are pushed around the city along a trail that dates back over 400 years. The festival is held on the 1st of May each year to signify the start of spring. The livery on these floats is immaculate with fine reds and...More

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