Taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019!
Taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019!
Taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019!
Taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019!
第1回 さが維新まつり
Taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019!
第1回 さが維新まつり
Taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019!
第1回 さが維新まつり
Taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019!
第1回 さが維新まつり
Taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019!
第1回 さが維新まつり

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The Saga Ishinmatsuri festival was launched in 2018 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, in order to honor the heroes and great achievements of Saga, and to link their ambitions to the present and the future. This new festival was created through the participation of everyone, both children and adults.

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SAGA ISHINMATSURI FESTIVAL
Saga Ishin Festival

The Saga Ishinmatsuri festival was launched in 2018 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, in order to honor the heroes and great achievements of Saga, and to link their ambitions to the present and the future. This new festival was created through the participation of everyone, both children and adults.

The Saga Ishin Parade consists of Saga’s heroes, whose deeds were famous in their day, walking through the city.
 
The Display of Lights carries on their ambitions, connecting them to the present and the future.
 
The Saga Ishin Dance embodies the concept behind the festival.
 
Festival date and time Saturday, October 19, 2019
13:00 - 17:30
| Saga Ishin Parade and Saga Ishin Dance
17:30 - 22:00
| Display of Lights
Festival location Areas within Saga Castle

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Saga Ishin Parade, Part 1
13:00 Saga Ishin Parade, Part 1 Main dance Shachinomon Gate, Saga Castle → Statue of Shima Yoshitake

This historical parade honors heroes related to Saga who were active during the late Edo period and Meiji Restoration, such as Nabeshima Naomasa. We expect 100 people to participate in this year’s parade, including members of the general public.

Mini-event
13:10 Mini-event Statue of Shima Yoshitake

A play by Saga’s eight-man hospitality troupe and a puppet show by our governor and a guest

14:15 Saga Ishin Dance |
Presentation of traditional Saga arts
General dance
  • Syaguma Taiko Preservation Society (Yoshinogari)
  • Yoshinogari Bamboo Orchestra (Yoshinogari)
  • Benzai Taiko Ukitatsu Group (Ogi)
Saga Ishin Parade, Part 2
15:00 Saga Ishin Parade, Part 2 Akamatsu Elementary School → Kokorozashi-no-Mori

Before the parade sets off, you can enjoy talking to the heroes and getting your picture taken with them. The heroes can be seen taking a break at the teahouse.

15:40 Saga Ishin Dance |
Presentation of traditional Saga arts
General dance
  • Syaguma Taiko Preservation Society (Yoshinogari)
  • Yoshinogari Bamboo Orchestra (Yoshinogari)
  • Benzai Taiko Ukitatsu Group (Ogi)
Saga Ishin Parade, Part 3
16:30 Saga Ishin Parade, Part 3 Kokorozashi-no-Mori → Statue of Shima Yoshitake

This large parade of about 600 people in total, including children who pull creative floats as well as groups and companies from the general public, is a highlight event!

灯りの展示
17:30 - 22:00 Display of Lights Main dance Statue of Shima Yoshitake

A light show with the theme “Voyage of Flickering Lights” is performed by Saga University students by the statue of Shima Yoshitake. Waving streamers hand-made by elementary school children reenact the voyage of the Ryofu Maru.

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The festival sites are expected to be crowded.
Please take public transportation or the free shuttle bus.

Directions: Please take public transportation or the free shuttle bus. Notice of traffic restrictions

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