Kujira-bune Gyoji Festival of the Toridejinja Shrine
The Retelling of the Tale of the Whaler
Yokkaichi City Tomida district, Mie
2018.8.14 [tue.]-15 [wed.]
Higashitomidacho Area, Yokkaichi City
Furukawacho Neighborhood Areas
A curious folk performance -- even in Japan -- that recreates the epic ebb and flow of a battle between a whaler ship and a dying whale by moving magnificent gold-painted parade floats back and forth. It has been designated as a Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Property.