The name of the festival is 鷹狩り行列 (takagari gyoretsu) in Japanese.
The festival will be held in a small castle town Iwatsuki in Saitama city.
November 3. 13:00-15:30.
The highlight of the festival is a scene that a feudal lord of the town welcomed Tokugawa Ieyasu when he visited the town. It is one of the actual events that occurred many years ago.
Ieyasu was the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate about 400 years ago. He often came to the town for hawking which means hunting using a falcon.
More than 100 people from the town will parade in samurai’s costumes or in beautiful traditional kimonos. They will dance and act out the historical events.
Why don't you visit Iwatsuki and enjoy the atmosphere of the Edo period of Japan.
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