Yamakasa of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Periods in Photographs

START: Jun 27, 2023 END: Jul 23, 2023

Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a time-honored festival that heralds the start of summer in Hakata. While its origins are subject to various theories, it is widely recognized to have commenced in 1241, and this year marks its 782nd occurrence. Each year, a dedicated Yamakasa event takes place at the “Hakata Machiya” Furusato Kan, a popular tourist destination that recreates the historic dwelling, which functioned as a home, shop, and weaving studio for a Hakata weaver. This year, a collection of photographs dating from the Meiji to Showa periods (1911~1962) related to the Hakata Gion Yamakasa will be showcased.

Yamakasa of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Periods in Photographs, 写真で見る明治・大正・昭和の絢爛たる山笠Meiji 44 (1911) Float #6 Ebisu Nagare, back theme “Koetsu no Jogi (甲越之情義)”

• 6/27 (Tue.) ~ 7/23 (Sun.)
• 10:00 ~ 18:00 (admission until: 17:30) *open at 9:00 in July
• Closed: 4th Monday of the month (open if Mon. is a hol. and closed next day)
• ¥200, free for under JHS
• Hakata Machiya Furusato-kan Exhibition Building 2F
6-10 Reisenmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

Published: Jun 15, 2023 / Last Updated: Jun 15, 2023

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