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Kanra Samurai Festival 2016

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Kanra Samurai Festival 2016

Hi - does anyone know if the confirmed date for the above has been published yet? This year it was on April 5th. When is it happening in 2016, please?

And, is it indeed worth arranging a trip to Japan around this festival, considering my husband is a die-hard aficionado of all that has to do with Samurai!

Is the festival still very traditional?

I also read that foreigners can take part in the festival, can actually dress up. Is that true and if so, how can one go about arranging same in advance, please?

Thanks - R

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1. Re: Kanra Samurai Festival 2016

Kanra Samurai Festival is usually held on 2nd Sunday of April.


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2. Re: Kanra Samurai Festival 2016

I asked Kanra Town. The festival will be held on either 3rd or 10th April, 2016. They will announce the exact date within this year.

The official name is Obata Cherry Blossom Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JZ3IxK2FQM

Just for your information, Yonezawa Uesugi Festival is held from 29 April to May 3.



I have heard foreigners joined Uesugi Matsuri.

Edited: 14 October 2015, 16:36
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3. Re: Kanra Samurai Festival 2016

Sorry. Visitors cannot take part in Kanra Samurai Parade and Yonezawa Uesugi Festival.

What you refer to might be Kawanakajima Kassen Sengokuemaki. That will be held at the end of April (Sunday). They look for participants.

2015 yamanashi-kankou.jp/fuefuki/topics/kawanakaj…



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4. Re: Kanra Samurai Festival 2016

It was decided that Obata Cherry Blossom Festival is held on 3rd April, 2016.

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