Hakata Gion Yamagasa is the festival held from July 1 to July 15 every year in Hakata-ku in Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka. A summer festival in Kushida-jinja where more than 700 is traditional.
There are 2 kinds, Kazari Yamagasa and Kaki Yamagasa in a bamboo hat. The height with which a doll of a story situation was decorated The bamboo hat which also becomes 15m couldn’t be carried any more. Therefore Kazari Yamagasa came to open it at the location of 14 in Fukuoka-shi from July 1 to 0:00am on the 15th. At 4:59am of July 15, Kaki Yamagasa begins to run through a town in Hakata with a sign of a big drum.
It’s also designated as national designation important intangible folk cultural properties, and they’re the festival which represents Hakata as well as Hakata Dontaku.
Date: from July 1 to July 15 every year
Address (Kushida-jinja): Kamikawabatamachi 1-41, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Each other places in Fukuoka-shi) (GoogleMap)