Yamakasa Fesitival is fast approaching. If you are in Fukuoka, I think you might already know about the festival, or at least you’ve heard of it. So what makes this festival famous? If you can only think of the naked butts of the men carrying the yamakasa, that is really tragic! You need to learn more about this traditional festival by coming to The Fukuoka City Museum! Here, you can learn more about the festival in our permanent exhibition room.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, we are now holding a featured exhibition called “16th Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival Exhibition”. This is an annual exhibition held in the season of the Yamakasa festival. However, this year is very special.
Did you know that on December 1, 2016 (Japan time), UNESCO officially registered 33 “Yama, Hoko, Yatai, Float Festivals” in Japan including the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival on its list of intangible cultural heritages? To commemorate this, our curator put an extra effort to make it more informative! This is the right time for you to learn more about this world heritage!
Gigantic, isn’t it? This is what a Yamakasa float used to look like.
You can also see the motion pictures of the period. The surrounding doesn’t look like central Fukuoka at all!!
How about checking out the history of the Yamakasa festival before you go to see the latest one? We are waiting for you!
Posted by Takamura