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Hanno Festival and fireworks
November 2 - November 3Free
The 49th annual Hanno Festival and fireworks in 2019.
The Hanno festival is on Saturday November 2nd and Sunday November 3rd 2019. There are fireworks on the evening of the Saturday, November 2nd.
Hanno Festival Day 1 – Saturday November 2nd
The festival takes place around Hanno and Higashi Hanno station areas. On Saturday the majority of the activities such as parades, performances, mikoshi and festival floats will take place on Central road and Ginza street.
The main stage on Saturday is by the west exit of the Higashi Hanno Station. Performances will run from 1 pm to 7 pm. Performances include music , dance and talks. There are also performances scheduled from 2 to 3 pm outside of Takeda Mishin just down from the main stage.
You can see yosakoi performances several times throughout the two day festival. There will be Yosakoi performances on Ginza street at 12.10 to 12.30, 12.45 to 13.05 and again at 4.30 pm to 5 pm. There is also a Yosakoi parade from 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm on central street, starting at Nakamachi and ending at Higashimachi.
The children’s mikoshi also starts from Nakamachi crossroads, but will continue down as far as Takeda Mishin just before Higashi Hanno Station. It is scheduled to start from 2 pm.
**This is only a small sample of what is scheduled for Saturday November 2nd. You can pick up detailed information for the festival at the tourism office in Hanno station.**
Hanno Festival Fireworks
The fireworks will be launched from 7 pm near the Childeren’s Library out by the Iruma river. You can see them from the festival area. While the fireworks are being launched the festival floats will play taiko and other traditional music.
Hanno Festival Day 2 – Sunday November 3rd
Day two of the Hanno Festival is the main day for the festival floats. They will be pulled and perform their “float wars” from 4.30 pm to 8.40 pm around Central Street, Ginza and Higashi Ginza streets.
There are ibayashi performances in several locations between 11 am and 5 pm in the afternoon and between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm in the evening. Ibayashi is a type of Noh performance with three seated performers in a festival float.
Wariiwa bridge light up
The Wariiawa bridge is currently being lift up every evening from dusk until 10 pm at night.
The roads around the station are closed during the festival period so it is recommended that you come by train. You can either use the JR Hachiko line and alight at Higashi Hanno station or the Seibu Chichibu line and alight at Hanno Station.
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