Hakata Gion Yamakasa
|Hakata Gion Yamakasa|
|Observed by||Hakata, Fukuoka|
|Date||Month of July|
|Related to||Fukagawa Matsuri, Sannō Matsuri|
Hakata Gion Yamakasa (博多祇園山笠?) is a Japanese festival celebrated from 1-15 July in Hakata, Fukuoka. Its rites centre on Kushida Jinja. Famous for its one ton float-racing, it has a seven hundred and fifty year history, attracts up to a million spectators, and in 1979 was designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. The sound of the Kaki Yamakasa has been selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.
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- Gion Matsuri
- List of Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties
- Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan
- 100 Soundscapes of Japan
- "Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival". Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- "Hakata Gion Yamakasa". Fukuoka City. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- "100 Soundscapes of Japan". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
- "6G - Conservation of Good Sound Environment". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
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