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Gifu: Muika Matsuri (Hana-bai Matsuri)

Festival featuring Ennen-no-mai (ancient dance with music, which is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties) performance and Hana-bai in which youths scramble to grab five big artificial flowers hung from the ceiling (6 meters in height) of the main hall of the shrine.

Schedule & key events:
1 p.m.-

Location: Nagataki Hakusan-jinja Shrine, Shirotori-cho, Gujo, Gifu

JR Takayama Honsen Line to Mino-Ota Sta. From there, take Nagaragawa Tetsudo Line to Hakusan-Nagataki Sta., and then walk 5 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.