Konpira Park Festival in Futsu

こんぴら公園祭

Konpira Park Festival in Futsu
Date
Sometime between the end of March and the first half of April & at the end of October

OVERVIEW

The Konpira Shrine was constructed to pray for the safe voyage of boats, and the tranquility of the sea enroute. Before the Second World War, local annual events took place at Konpira Park. After the war these events got canceled, however in 1995 thanks to volunteers they have come back into being. In 1970 this area was nominated as a Prefectural Natural Park and selected as one of the top 10 views on the Shimabara Peninsula. During this festival you can enjoy taiko (traditional Japanese percussion) performances and participate in karaoke competitions. Stalls sell local fresh fish and vegetables, as well as konpira manju (a bun filled with a sweet bean paste). This festival takes place twice a year, in Spring and in Autumn.

AREA
Shimabara Peninsula (Unzen City & Shimabara City & Obama Town & Minami-Shimabara City)
CATEGORY
Festivals & Traditional Culture
Peace
Nature
INFORMATION

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