The festival commemorates the entry of Lord Maeda Toshiie into Kanazawa Castle in 1583.
It begins with Kaga Yuzen Toro-Nagashi,other events include public tea ceremonies staged in Kenrokuen and around the city center, performances of traditional arts, folk dancing in the streets, a Miss Hyakumangoku beauty contest, and a children's dram and lantern parade at night through the city center.
Date: 4th-6th June in 2010 "Hyakumangoku_Matsuri"
'Kaga-yuzen Toro Nagasi'
The first event of the Hyakumangoku Festival in Kanazawa is the Lantern Festival (Kaga-yuzen Toro-nagashi).
The Asanogawa is one of the beautiful rivers that flows through Kanazawa. (20minutes on foot from Shibaya)
Lanterns made of Kaga-yuzen silk and also rice-paper and bamboo are lit up with candles and flated down the river.
It is create a fantastic sight!
Date: 4th June in 2010 19:00~21:00 "Tōrō nagashi"
The highlight of the festival is the Hyakumangoku Parade.
The parade reenacts the triumphal entrance of Lord Maeda and his entourage into Kanazawa.
At major intersections, parade spectators are treated to performances such as shishimai(lion dances)and the famous ladder-top acrobatics of the Kaga firemen.
Date: 5th June in 2010 14:00~18:10
12,000 people dance on the main street in Korinbo district.
Date: 5th June in 2010 18:30~21:00
'Hyakumangoku Takigi Noh'
The traditional Noh play is performed outdoors with lights supplied by bonfires in Kanazawa Castle Park.
Date: 6th June in 2010 18:30-21:00
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