Kasukabe Eisa Festival

The beloved Kasukabe Eisa festival – a taste of Okinawa in Saitama – will be on for two days in 2024 for the first time in five years. The festival was on in 2023 and 2022, but for just one day. It was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, but they did air live performances for all to enjoy. This festival is very popular and it is one of the first summer festivals annually.

Kasukabe Eisa Festival

Eisa is a type of folk dance from Okinawa. It is a significant and intricate feature of Okinawa customs and cultures. The Kasukabe Eisa Festival gives attendees a chance to witness the unique style and the proud celebration of Okinawa’s revered tradition, here in Saitama! In addition, they have food from Okinawa on sale too. The festival is on at Kasukabe’s “Fureai Cube”.

Apart from eisa performances there is normally other dance and music performances including Yosakoi and Taiko too. They have released the poster for 2024, but all further information, including the detailed schedule, will be released at a later date. However, they have confirmed Ryukyu performances. In addition, you can normally also try Shisa-lion making and don traditional Okinawan garments.

Information

Event: Kasukabe Eisa Festival 2024 粕壁エイサーまつり (The Kasukabe kanji in the name is the old version from when there was a Kasukabe village 粕壁町)

Date: Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd 2024

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Cost: there is no admission fee to enter the venue, individual events (such as Shisa-lion making) may incur costs.

Venue: Fureai Cube, 1 Chome-1-7 Minami, Kasukabe, Saitama 344-0064. View on Google Maps.

Access

The venue, Fureai Cube, is about a five minute walk from the West exit of Tobu Line Kasukabe Station.

The official Facebook page and the official website.

For more events in Saitama, please see the main events category.

Editor’s note: this event post was temporarily off the website during the pandemic. It was updated on May 17th 2023 and scheduled to post on May 18th 2023. Last update May 13th 2024.

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