“Star Wars Yamakasa” with the motif of the movie “Star Wars” appears in Hakata Gion Yamakasa which starts on July 1. The latest movie of the series, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be released in December. “Star Wars Yamakasa” is 13 meters in height and will be decorated with dolls of C3-PO, R2-D2, BB-8, Kylo Ren, and Rey, supervised by Lucasfilm. It will be placed in Kamikawabata shopping center from July 1 to 14 and will be running through the streets of Hakata in a main event called “Oiyama-narashi” on the 12th and the 15th. One of the Yamakasa runners, Naoyuki Hayato, said, “This is the first Hakata Gion Yamakasa event after the registration of the festival as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. Star Wars was chosen as the subject because we want to show Yamakasa to the world”. Source: Hakata Keizai, 6/5/2017
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