Kiryu Yagibushi Festival
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Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

桐生八木節まつり

Last updated: May 10, 2021

Participatory dance festival that fills the streets

The streets of Kiryu come alive with throngs of dancing participants every August during the Kiryu Yagibushi Festival. Visitors are encouraged to join in as the crowds perform a traditional dance to the drums' pulsing rhythm.

Besides the main nighttime dance around a towering turret of lanterns, other attractions include processions of a portable shrine and huge floats, a costumed parade, and choreographed dance shows.


Basic Information

Address

Honcho, Kiryu ( Map)

Access

About 20 minutes by car from Ota-Kiryu IC of Kita-Kanto Expressway

Dates

August 2–4, 2019

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