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Yonezawa Uesugi Festival – Opening Festival!

The highlight of spring is right around the corner! Formerly known as the castle town’s spring festival, the Yonezawa Uesugi Festival celebrates coming of spring after the harsh winter prior. And what’s a grand festival without an opening festival of its own?

Head over to the Denkoku no Mori area and check these out!

Date: 29th April 2023 (Saturday, national holiday)

1.    Opening Ceremony

Time: 9:00 am ~ 9:17 am

An opening address, along with taiko and traditional dance performances will be held!

2.    Stage Performances

Time: 12:40 pm ~ 5:00 pm

A wide variety of song and dance items, both modern and traditional, will be performed at the outdoor stage!

3.    Min’you Nagashi Folk Dance Parade

Location: From Yoneori Kaikan (Yonezawa Textile Hall) to Denkoku no Mori
Time: 11:15 am ~ 12:40 pm

Don’t miss this parade consisting of dancers from all walks of life performing the traditional folk dances, Yonezawa Shinchou and Hanagasa Ondo!

For more information on access routes and road closures, please check this post.
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