About Gujo Odori
Endo Yoshitaka started the Gujo Odori festival in the Tokugawa Period over 400 years ago. This was an attempt to encourage all the town’s citizens to get together, regardless of social level or position. This spirit remains today as the heart and soul of this very popular summer Bon dance festival.
Gujo Odori is always performed live by a small group of singers and musicians sitting in a small float located in the center of the dancing circle. The instruments used vary by song and include the shamisen, bamboo flute, and taiko drum. The name of the song currently being performed is displayed on lit lanterns at the corners of the float. The singers and musicians will change over the course of an evening, and many have been playing and singing for many years.
|DATE||2019.07.13 – 2019.09.07|
|ACCESS||10-minute walk from the Nagaragawa Railway Gujo-Hachiman Station|
|POSSIBLE FACILITIES|| Wifi
|WEB SITE||Related web site|
Day 1: Departure