02 Japanese Culture

Takayama Festival 高山祭

You can hear the sounds of bells and drums twice a year in spring and autumn in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. The Autumn Takayama Festival which is held in October is an annual festival of the Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. As Takayama developed as a castle town, rich townspeople who had accumulated money built glittering floats in order to show off and compete with each other. Visitors can enjoy seeing the elaborate sculptures and karakuri dolls, or mechanical dolls, which have been installed on the floats.


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