Karatsu Kunchi

START: Nov 2, 2019 END: Nov 4, 2019

Held since the 1500s, and recently designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The highlight is the parade of 14 ornately decorated, 5 m high floats built in the shape of auspicious symbols: carp, dragon, lion, etc. These are wheeled through the streets to the beat of taiko drums and vigorous chants of the handlers.


• 11/2 (Sat.) ~ 11/4 (Mon., hol.)
• Times vary
• Free
• From Karatsu Shrine to Karatsu City
• Karatsu Shrine
3-13 Minami-jonai, Karatsu City, Saga
0955-72-4963 (Karatsu Sta. Tourist Information Center)

Published: Oct 29, 2019 / Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019

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