Karatsu Kunchi or Festival of Karatsu Shrine, Karatsu, Saga
2nd - 4th November, 2015 | Karatsu, Saga
Karatsu Kunchi or Festival of Karatsu Shrine, Karatsu, Saga Pref. On the 2nd, 14 Hikiyam (colorfully decorated floats) with lighted lanterns are exhibited on the street from 7:30 pm to 10 pm. On the 3rd, a parade of Mikoshi (a portable shrine) and 14 Hikiyama are pulled by young men in Happi coats to the tune of festival music on the city’s main streets from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Also on the 4th, a parade of the Hikiyama is held from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Access: The JR Karatsu Line to Karatsu Sta., and then walk 15 min. to Karatsu Shrine. official website ›› http://www.karatsu-kankou.jp/english.html