Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu 箱根大名行列
Dance performance at the Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu festival.
Dauseuses at the Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu festival.
The feudal festival
The parade is held every November 3rd and commemorates the cortège that, during the Edo period (1603-1868)? accompanied the local lord when he traveled.
Throughout the year, the different areas of the town preparing costumes that are as close as possible to the historical reality. Attention to detail that makes this show a good show.
But this festival is gradually losing its historical essence. Indeed, it is not unusual to see between two chariots, amid the costumed residents, majorettes and marching bands from local schools...
The procession starts at 10 a.m. at Soun-ji Temple, the protector of the event, and has approximately two hundred participants.