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Spring Fujiwara Festival (春の藤原まつり)

 0191462110  Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi

A Fujiwara Festival is held each year in May and November celebrating the Northern Fujiwara clan. The Spring Fujiwara Festival held in May is particularly extravagant; the main event is the Minamoto no Yoshitsune Traveling from the East Parade held on the third day. The parade faithfully recreates the scene of Minamoto no Yoshitsune when he was sheltered by the Northern Fujiwara clan after running to Hiraizumi to escape his older brother Minamoto no Yoritomo. The sight of performers dressed up as Yoshitsune and the warrior-priest Benkei marching from the Motsu-ji Temple to the Chuson-ji Temple is truly a must-see.

Details

Duration
2018/5/1-5
Depends on the day/event
Average attendance
About300,000people
Street stall
Yes
* 5/3 only

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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