Project Description

Hakata Gion Yamakasa attracts more than a million spectators. For 750 years, the men of the seven districts of Hatakata clash in this unmistakable show of force.

When the gorgeous Kazariyama floats (Sei-no-Yamakasa) are displayed throughout the city on July 1, the town is awash in Yamakasa mood and the 15-day event begins, celebrated with two contrasting types of floats of stillness (sei) and movement (do).