Festival in commemoration of the famous warlord "Uesugi Kenshin (1530-1578)."
Schedule & Key events:
● May 3
from 9:30 a.m.: Parade of mikoshi of Uesugi-jinja Shrine and floats, through the city's main street
from 10:20 a.m.: Uesugi Gundan Gyoretsu (a parade of about 1,000 Samurai warriors), through the city's main street
from 2 p.m.: Kawanaka-jima Gassen (sham battle) at Matsukawa riverside
Location: Uesugi-jinja Shrine, Matsukawa River and others, Yonezawa, Yamagata
JR Yamagata Shinkansen Line to Yonezawa Sta., and then walk 10 min.
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.