Karatsu Kunchi is a fall celebration held in the town of Karatsu, Saga Prefecture consistently from November 2 to 4. Karatsu Kunchi alongside Nagasaki Kunchi and Hakata O-Kunchi are the three most celebrated Kunchi in Japan.
Kunchi is gotten from the northern Kyushu tongue which implies celebrations, and is held by general society as a type of appreciation towards inexhaustible yields by conveying the god from the sanctuary to its origin.
The Festival highlights 14 huge buoys (coast) trains made in the year 1819-1876. Called Hikiyama, this buoy is produced using washi and wooden skeleton, which is then included by material fabric, after hikiyama painted with varnish. Hikiyama-Hikiyama is around 7 meters tall as a legendary animal or cap of Japanese samurai figures.
The first Hikiyama was Akajishi or the Red Lion made in 1819 via carpentry Kahei Ishizaki with his companions. There is really a fifteenth Hikiyama called Kurojishi or a dark lion however has been lost in the Meiji time frame.
At the point when the celebration is held, each hikiyama is parsed with long mines by kids and grown-ups and joined by customary woodwind music and taiko.
The main day is called Yoiyama. Hikiyama has a motorcade of nighttimes around the city to the front of Karatsu place of worship with Akajishi at the bleeding edge. On the third of the day, O-Tabisho Shinkou was held from morning until evening. As of now Hikiyama was taken to O-Tabisho situated on the west shore of the city. O-Tabisho (御旅所) is a resting place while the God is voyaging. On the most recent day, Machi Meguri otherwise known as the City Parade, which is the last goal is Hikiyama Exhibition Hall, where Hikiyama is kept throughout the entire year.
Join the Hikiyama pullers who shouted “Her! In the wonderful city of Karatsu.