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Kodama Summer Festival | HONJO
July 14 @ 11:00 - 21:30Free
This annual festival in Honjo occurs in the kodama area of Honjo City. It is usually on the same weekend as the Honjo Gion Festival. Unlike the Honjo Gion Festival, it is only for one day; Sunday July 14th, from 11 am to 9.30 pm.
Kodama Summer Festival is called as the “Gion Festival of Yasaka”. The fights between portable shrines (mikoshi) nicknamed as the “Kenka (Fight)-Mikoshi” in which brave young people clash with each other are still performed. This is a festival where the strength of young people is highlighted especially in the contrast to the city’s long history. Source; Honjo Tourism English webpage
Kodama Summer Festival Access
The festival in Kodama Honjo is held close to the Kodama Station on JR Hachiko line.
There is parking available.
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