Katsuyama / Kuse Kenka Danjiri Festival in Maniwa City

Kuse Kenka Danjiri Festival

I would like to introduce Katsuyama / Kuse Kenka Danjiri festival this time.

Katsuyama / Kuse Kenka Danjiri Festival in Maniwa City

Katsuyama and Kuse are both in Maniwa City, Okayama (only one train station for each other). This Kenka Danjiri festival is held every Oct 19th and 20th in Katsuyama, Oct 24th and 25th in Kuse. As its name (kenka = fight), it gets quite rough! The battles are one-on-one style. 2-3 tons of the floats bump each other!

Katsuyama / Kuse Kenka Danjiri Festival

 

Watch out! Sometime they would lose control and come this way. It’s rough but I can’t deny its excitement. It was a cold Oct night but I could see steam rising (from their bodies!). Even just watching it takes lot of energy!

A video is available on Instagram.

 

Information

Name Katsuyama Kenka Danjiri Festival
Access
Schedule Every Oct 19th and 20th

 

Name Kuse Kenka Danjiri Festival
Access
Schedule Every Oct 24th and 25th

Refference: Official Website

 

Lastly

How do you find it? By the way there is a nice camp ground in Katsuyama. If ya interested, check this out as well. Autumn camp is always awesome. ☆(>v・)

Autumn Camp in Katsuyama: Utsukushii Mori Camp Ground

See you around!