Shibukawa Dashi (Float) Festival
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Shibukawa Dashi (Float) Festival


Last updated: April 23, 2021

An energetic festival featuring ornate floats

Every other year, locals pull dozens of giant, lavishly decorated floats called "dashi" through the street by ropes, frequently bumping them into each other. The festival is alternatively known as "Abare Dashi," which translates to "out of control floats," a nod to the festival's energy.

The tradition dates to the Edo period (1603–1868) and is one of the most important festivals of Shibukawa Hachiman-gu Shrine.


April 23, 2021

In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this event has been canceled for 2020.

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Shibukawa, Shibukawa ( Map)


About 10 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway


September 11–13, 2020

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