Highlighting JAPAN Vol.124 September 2018

The Kishiwada Danjiri Festival is a thrilling three hundred years of tradition. The festival floats, called danjiri, are sturdy creations weighing over four tons, made entirely of zelkova wood and covered in intricate carvings. The sight of over five hundred men pulling these floats along is riveting. event held every September that boasts over The festival’s highlight comes when the danjiri are hurtling through the curves at breakneck speed, cornering almost at right angles in what is known as yarimawashi. Paid seating is available along the route to ensure that you experience all the passion and excitement of this high-adrenaline festival.KISHIWADA DANJIRI FESTIVAL

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