The 66th Annual Hyakumangoku Festival Schedule (Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4, 2017)

2017年6月1日

Get ready for the biggest festival in Kanazawa!






These days' events have already concluded:


Kenrokuen Garden is free and lit up from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (June 2 – 4).

FRIDAY, June 2 🎐

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Spiritual ceremonies begin at Kanazawa Shrine and continue at Oyama Shrine throughout the afternoon.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kenshibu ("sword/fan and poetry dance") dedication at Oyama Shrine.

6:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Children's parade with lanterns, festival costume, and drums, departing from the Shiinoki Culture Complex on route around the Kohrinbo and Hirosaka areas.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Kaga Yuzen Lanterns launched down the Asano River.


SATURDAY, June 3 🎊

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tea is served in and around Kenrokuen Garden. (¥1500 at the door or 2/¥2000 in advance, sold at select locations, including Nodaya Tea Shop on Tatemachi Street)

9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Various ceremonies at Oyama Shrine.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kanazawa Castle Park becomes something of a fair ground, with performances throughout the day, crafts, workshops, kimono rentals, songs, and dancing.

1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Food stands open up around Minamicho and elsewhere along the parade route.
The beer garden at Oyama Shrine opens.

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony in front of Kanazawa Station. Dancing, music, and a hundred taiko drums striking in unison.

2:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Hyakumangoku Matrix. This is a full parade, with bands, batons, lion dances, walking shrines, acrobatics, and reenactors in full samurai costume.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Karate demonstration at Oyama Shrine.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Entrance Ceremony, as the figure of Toshiie Maeda is welcomed at Kanazawa Castle.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Taiko drum performance at Oyama Shrine.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Dancing Whirlpool of 10,000 people overtakes Kohrinbo, Katamachi, and Hirosaka.

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Children's Noh performance at Kanazawa Castle Park

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bonfire at Oyama Shrine.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Noh and Kyogen performances at Kanazawa Castle Park.



SUNDAY, June 4 🍵

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tea is served in and around Kenrokuen Garden. (¥1500 at the door or 2/¥2000 in advance, sold at select locations, including Nodaya Tea Shop on Tatemachi Street)

9:00 a.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Various ceremonies at Oyama Shrine.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kanazawa Castle Park becomes something of a fair ground, with performances throughout the day, crafts, workshops, kimono rentals, songs, and dancing.

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Traditional regional folk music and dancing performances at the Kanazawa Opera House (Kanazawa Kagekiza). Tickets are free but must be retrieved from Kanazawa City Hall. Seats may be limited.

11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Iaido Demonstration at Oyama Shrine. When the tension between swordsmen breaks, the most important move is the first one: the drawing of the sword.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00, and
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Artillery demonstration at Kanazawa Castle Park

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Hōchōdō Demonstration: In this centuries-old Shinto practice, a master practitioner will use only a large knife and metal chopsticks to finely cut an offering of fish for the gods, untouched by human hands.

last update: June 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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