Do you know “Dontaku”?

Dontaku is one of the famous festivals in Japan. It takes place in Hakata ward of Fukuoka prefecture. It is held for Golden week every year.

Dontaku is originally from “Zontag”. “Zontag” means holiday in Dutch.

Many cultures gather (Okinawa, Awa and so on) in Dontaku, and there are a lot of events. We can enjoy dancing and wearing a special custom and seeing flower decorated cars. Some are playing the shamisen or beating drums, others clapping wooden spoons for scoping rice.

We can see many people there. Two and million half people came to Dontaku this year.

People believe that we had a lot of rain on Dontaku, but it was sunny this year.

Are you interested in Dontaku?

See you…

One Response to “Hakata DONTAKU”

  1. hiroyuki says:

    Very nice festival. I have not seen it. I want to go to hakata next year.

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