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July 21 @ 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

Depart 11 a.m.
Kumagaya 1–7:30 p.m.
Return 9:30 p.m.
Tour includes bus transportation and participation fee.
There will be a lot of walking on this tour. Please keep
in mind that it can get hot and humid so hydration is a
must. We do not recommend taking small children as the
festival can get very crowded. Volunteers from the AEA
(All Education Academy) and Kumagaya community are
offering to guide us in Kumagaya in their special way
participating pulling floats and more!

Kumagaya City is located in northern Saitama Prefecture, and had been flourished as a post station on Nakasendo
Road during the Edo period. The Uchiwa Matsuri or fan festival is held in Kumagaya City and considered as No. 1
in the Kanto region. It is held for three days from July 20th to 22nd, and twelve Japanese festival floats will parade
in the city area while playing ohayashi or Japanese festival music. It is one of the biggest events in Kumagaya City.
Events are held at various places on the pedestrian-opened streets particularly at Community Square, visitors can
experience ohayashi, a style of Japanese drumming. At dusk the festival floats stand ready to begin moving forward.
They parade along the street while performing ohayashi music to each other at various locations.


July 21
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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