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Paper lantern and giant doll float festival "Tenno-sama" | Jul. 12 and 18, 2023

A historic festival held in Kuki city, Saitama prefecture. Floats of giant dolls parade on streets in the day time, and the floats decorated with paper lanterns parade in the evening.

With a history over 230 years, this traditional festival takes place on July 12th and 18th every year. Floats of giant dolls that figure historical heroes and mythological characters parade on streets in the day time and the floats are redecorated with 500 paper lanterns in the evening that people spin around and hit them with each other in excitement while parading..

Kuki Chochin Matsuri (Tenno-sama) Festival
久喜提燈祭り (天王様)

July 12th(Wed) and 18th(Tue) 2023

12:20 - 22:00

Location: Streets around Kuki Station (West Exit), Kuki city, Saitama prefecture

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Official website

Official information by Kuki City

Getting there from Tokyo by train

From Ueno Station on JR Line
Take a train on the JR Utsunomiya-sen Line and get off at JR Kuki Station. JR久喜駅(50-min ride)

From Asakusa on Tobu Railway
Take a train on the Tobu Isesaki-sen Line and get off at Tobu Kuki Station 東武久喜駅(50-min ride)