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Nihonbashi-Kyobashi Festival / Oedo-Kakki Parade

Oedo-kakki Parade - Nihonbashi・Kyobashi Festival -

Source: Nihonbashi-Kyobashi Festival Executive Committee

Traditional festivals and dances all over Japan gather at Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi was the starting point of “Gokaido” of the Edo period connecting Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to all other parts of Japan as well as the ending point of the Five Routes. In 1972, the parade that perform drum and fife band, stuffed animals, Daimyo-Gyoretsu was held to commemorate the completion of national highway. And later, “Nihonbashi-Kyobashi Festival” is held in October every year, it will be the 45th this year. Traditional festivals, dances, local specialties and regional dishes gather from whole Japan. It’s luxurious festival that Japanese culture is jammed tightly, so to speak, the festival is “picking the best of Japan.”
Beginning from the opening parade of the local&public office organizations at Chuo-Dori, 15 teams perform the local traditional festival and dance “Oedo-Kakki Parade” is the biggest attractions in the festival.

Oedo-Kakki Parade - Nihonbashi・Kyobashi Festival -

Okinawa/Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko

Oedo-Kakki Parade - Nihonbashi・Kyobashi Festival -

Nagasaki/Ja-odori (Dedication dance of “Nagasaki Kunchi”)

Even after the parade, you can enjoy a rich individuality festivals and dance performance at the five locations of the Chuo-Dori.

Oedo-Kakki Parade - Nihonbashi・Kyobashi Festival -

Shimane/Iwami Kagura

Oedo-Kakki Parade - Nihonbashi・Kyobashi Festival -

Hokkaido/YOSAKOI Soran

In “Shokoku-Orai Market”, you can buy local specialties, and you can also taste the local cuisine. In addition, this year the rugby & dance experience event will be held and you can exercise with the top rugby players in Japan.

▼Last year’s video

Details

▼ Oedo-Kakki Parade *Start Point

▼ Shokoku-Ourai Market

▼ Rugby & Dance Experience Event

Event Name Nihonbashi-Kyobashi Festival / Oedo-Kakki Parade
Venue Chuo-Dori (Kyobashi 3 Chome – Nihonbashi Muromachi 3 Chome)
Dates October 22, 2017
Note ※The event will be held in case of light rain.
Open Hours [Oedo-Kakki Parade] 11:20 – 14:30
[Shokoku-Ourai Market] 9:30 – 16:00
[Rugby & Dance Experience Event] 11:15 – 14:15
※There is a possibility that change the time and content.
Admission Free
Pay for food/drink & product sales at the venue.
Address 2-2-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3561-7348 (Weekday 10:00-17:00)
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