The cheers of children resonate under swaying carp streamers at this river festival in the Kuchi-kanbayashi district.
The venue is reached by ferry.
In addition to events like a log-sawing competition and band performances, there are temporary shops selling local specialties such as rice with sweetfish and heshiko-zushi (sushi rice topped with heshiko, salted mackerel in rice-bran paste).
The most popular attractions are sweetfish and eel grabbing contests.
Children splash around and have the time of their lives.
You can also get inside a giant ball 2.5 m in diameter and frolic around on the water’s surface.
(Bus) From JR Ayabe Station, take the Aya Bus Kanbayashi Line, get off at Tokura (Kurotani Kogei no Sato-mae), cross at the Tokura intersection, and it is a short walk.
(Car) Turn right at the Yamaga intersection on National Route 27, and go north on Prefectural Route 1. It is right after you cross the Tokura bridge to the southwest of the Tokura intersection.
|Phone||0773-45-1821(Kuchi-kanbayashi District Residents’ Association Federation)|
*Fee charged for fish-grabbing
|Date of annual event||Sunday in mid-July|