Izushi Autumn Events 2018
Partners Information: Make your visit to Japan a memorable one with a visit to Izushi-cho (Izumi Town in Hyogo Prefecture) this autumn.
October 14th (Sun)
The Autumn Festival is also known as the Danjiri Festival. Danjiri are large wooden carts (danjiri guruma) in the shape of a shrine or temple. The festival celebrates a good harvest for each year, and involves men using 17-metre long poles to attack each other’s danjiri. This creates a vigorous and compelling sight, exciting for all who attend. Because of its aggressive style of celebration, it is also known as a ‘fighting Danjiri’.
Eirakukan Kabuki Theatre Performances
October 18th (Thu) – October 24th (Wed)
Eirakukan Kabuki Theatre
Kabuki star Ainosuke Kataoka opened Eirakukan Theatre with a performance in 2008. Since then, Ainosuke Kataoka has become one of west Japan’s leading kabuki actors and his theatre company continue to perform there.
October 27th (Sat) – October 28th (Sun)
Izushi-cho, Uchi-machi, Izushi Castle Ruins, etc.
Wearing kimono, traditional Japanese clothing is a must-do experience when visiting Izushi. To encourage visitors to wear kimono, the town will host special events at places like the soba noodle festival, street-shops, and rental kimono shops. There will also be a kimono-wearer’s raffle, historical costume performances, a mystery solving tour, and other exciting events.
November 3rd (Sat)
On the 3rd of November every year, the Castle Festival is held to symbolise the castle town of Izushi. The main attraction of the day is the marching of about 120 people all dressed in traditional costumes, with 30 men holding decorated spears as they walk along the streets. More information