The Sakai Festival has been held on the third Saturday and Sunday of October every year since 1974 as a way for residents to show their pride in their city. Central to the festival is an enormous and elaborately staged parade featuring a total of 7,000 participants that includes the city's distinctive "Nambansen" floats, performances by groups of brave soldiers wielding matchlock guns, and processions of folk costumes from around the world. Typically attracting more than 400,000 attendees, the event captures Sakai's uniquely historic and international flavor with attractions including the "Grand Tea Ceremony of Sakai, Hometown of Sen-no-Rikyu," which reflects the city's pride in the culture of the tea ceremony of the (great) Sen-no-Rikyu.
■Parade：15 (Sun) 11:00-15:30
Oshoji suji (Simbol Road)
■Rikyu's Hometown Tea Party
14(Sat) Nanshuji Temple 9:00-15:30
15(Sun）Daisen Park 10:00-15:30
■Nigiwai Area 15(Sun) 10:00-15:00
The street in front of Sakai city hall
■Eve of Festival 14(Sat)
Sakai City Civic Center
※The above schedule is subject to change.
|SCHEDULE||October 14(Sat), 15(Sun), 2017|
|INQUIRIES||Name : SAKAI TOURISM & CONVENTION BUREAU
TEL : 072-233-5258