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Honoring Toyooka's millennium-long history in bag-making.
- DATE / TIME
- August 1,
- August 2,
- VENUE / LOCATION
Toyooka City’s annual summer festival, the Yanagi Matsuri, is back for 2023! As an honorary celebration commemmorating the town’s history in willow-crafting and subsequently bag-making, residents have gathered yearly at Yanagi no Miya, a shrine built in honor of the God of Bags, since 1935.
Join locals on August 1 and 2 in celebrating Toyooka’s rich bag-making heritage with various events happening around town!
- August 1
12:00~21:30 Bag Shopping Market on the west side of Toyooka City Hall
16:00~16:50 Ceremony in front of Yanagi no Miya Shrine
16:30~21:30 Willow Night Market on Caban Street
16:50~17:50 Procession of portable shrines from Yanagi no Miya Shrine to Toyooka Station
17:50~21:30 Professional dancing on Daikai Street
19:00~20:30 Procession of portable shrines from Toyooka Station to Yanagi no Miya Shrine
- August 2
20:00~20:50 Fireworks over the Maruyama River (may move to August 3 in case of bad weather)