In a traditional event held since the Edo period to kick off the June kabuki performances, actors on boats give short performances as they parade along the river near the theater. The procession starts at Seiryu Park and ends at Hakata Riverain where the actors greet the audience. Don’t miss the sight of cheering crowds, traditional music, showers of blossoms and proud kabuki actors.
• 5/29 (Wed.)
• Canal City Hakata (Seiryu Park) ~ Hakata Riverain Festa Square
• Seiryu Park (1-7 Nakasu), Zenzai Hiroba (10-256 Kamikawabata-machi), Hakata Riverain (3-1 Shimokawabata-machi)