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The Big Float festival of Sawara

更新日:2016年2月1日

 The date

 Summer(Gion Matsuri)
 July 15 (Fri)- July 17(Sun), 2016

 Autumn(Shinjuku Suwa Shrine festival)
 October 7(Fri) - October 9(Sun), 2016

 The festival is called one of the Kanto three major float festivals, and has the tradition of about 300 years in "Grand festival of Sawara" summer and autumn festival.
 A big doll of 4m in height is put to the float.
 In the summer festival 10 floats are operated on onogawa's east side region.
 On the other hand, 14 floats are operated in Onogawa's west side region in autumn.

Float that goes in riverbank

Float that passes side of willow of Onogawa

Waka-gashira with beat stick

As for the operation of the float are done to the signal by beat sticks that Waka-gashira strikes.

Sawara summer festival

Passing each other with a narrow road is a showing place of the skill. Each other is praised in applause.

Sawara Shinjuku autumn festival

the float finished the duty of three years turn attaches to the tail of the permutation.

Shuttle boat that goes in Onogawa

The shuttle boat connects a large parking lot in the river beach in Tone and the festival hall for the festival period. The float seen from the boat is also special.

Float festival of Sawara

For the festival, everyone is a leading part both the adults and the children.

Waka-shu with lever

Waka-shu that has Tekobou and manipulates float.

Rest in evening

When the evening comes, the lantern etc. are prepared.

Float rotation

The float is turned by a special way to manipulate.

Yasaka Shrine precincts

A lot of branch shops line Yasaka Shrine, and it crowds.

Float tour

Floats of Sawara marched in old town

Data

Name

 The Big Float festival of Sawara

Date

 Summer:July 15 (Fri)- July 17(Sun), 2016

 Autumn:October 7(Fri) - October 9(Sun), 2016

Place

 Sawara-area, Katori City

Time

 10:00~22:00

[admission] fee

 free

Access

 By train : Getting off at Sawara Station, JR Narita-line. And 15 minutes on foot
 Please confirm the JR timetable.
 By car : Higashi Kanto Expressway, 10 minutes from Sawara-Katori exit
 By High-way bus: Kanto Railways Green Bus from Tokyo Station for Hokota-station, getting off at Yasaka.
 Keisei bus, from Hamamatsu-cho, or Tokyo-station, by way of Sawara, for Choshi. Getting off at Sawara station north exit, and 20 minutes on foot.

Parking

 free, for 1000 standard-sized cars (on the Tonegawa-river terrace)
 The shuttle ships are plied to the festival district. :Adult round trip 1,000 yen, Child 500 yen 9:30-21:00

Inquiries

 Sawara Tourist Association tel.0478-52-6675

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