Karatsu Kunchi

START: Nov 2, 2017 END: Nov 4, 2017

This festival has been held since the 1500s. The highlight is the parade of 14 ornately decorated, five-meter-high floats built in the shape of auspicious symbols: a carp, a dragon, a lion, etc. These are wheeled through the streets accompanied by the beat of taiko drums and the vigorous chants of the handlers.

• 11/2 (Thu.) ~ 11/4 (Sat.)
• Times vary
• Free
• From Karatsu Jinja Shrine to Karatsu City
• Karatsu Jinja Shrine
3-13 Minamijonai, Karatsu, Saga
• 0955-72-4963 (Karatsu Station Tourist Information Center)

Published: Oct 19, 2017 / Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017

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