Sep 30, 2011
Why don't you pull a Dashi (festival float) with local people on the second day (16-Oct) of Kawagoe festival?
Please apply if you are interested in this experience, though we are coordinating the details.
Kawagoe Festival dates from 1648.
It has been said that local people pray for their prosperity, abundant crops, and driving away illness by pulling floats residing sacred spirituality through a city.
Townspeople from each area of the city decorate their own floats which march in procession along the main streets of the city.
When one float meets with another float at an intersection, musicians on both floats dance and play their own festival music.
Date: Sunday, October 16th
Meeting Time: 9:00
Time Required: About 3 hours
Meeting Place: Parking of Kawagoe Festival Museum
Number of participants: 50 persons
Participation fee: 1,000 yen
* We lend you a Hanten (happi coat) and present a Tenugui (Japanese towel).
* Please wear the shoes of soft bottom such as sneakers or sports shoes not to be hurt next person even if you step on his foot. The high-heeled shoes are impossible.
* There is an interpretation of this program in English.
▼How to apply：
Please contact Koedo Kawagoe Tourist Association.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax（049-227-8236）the following information; Participant’s name, age, nationality and contact (e-mail or fax).
First come, first served.
We will get back to you.