|Observed by||Hakata, Fukuoka|
|Date||Month of May|
The word "Dontaku" originates in Dutch "zondag" meaning Sunday. Dontaku was named by Meiji government for a holiday some 150 years ago, then for any festival held merely on holidays along with distinction of original usage. Hakata or Fukuoka-city is the exceptional location now in Japan preserving this named festival. assuming origin in Matsubayashi parade of feudal age about 500 years ago.
- "Hakata Dontaku Festival". Japan: The Official Guide. Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- Official website (in Japanese)
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