Ikazaki Kite Battle festival

Ikazaki Kite Battle festival

内子町

内子町

内子町

内子町

内子町

  • Ikazaki Kite Battle festival
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  • 内子町
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Fantastic! 500 huge kites soar high up into the sky!

The Ikazaki Kite Battle festival has a history of over 400 years, it is the biggest traditional event of Uchiko. On both sides of the Oda River, spectators rejoice watching over 500 huge kites soaring into the sky! Using kites equipped with razorsharp blades called "Gagari" to cut the opponents string, a heroic battle unfolds. The event, that takes place on May 5 every year, has been designated as Intangible Folk Cultural Asset of Ehime Prefecture.

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Information

DateMay 5th every year (will be postponed in case of rainy weather)
Place Toyoaki-gawara, Ikazaki, Uchiko-cho
Entry feeAnybody can fly a kite (fee required)
ParkingParking Available (about 1,200 car capacity: Free)
Access5 min by car from JR Uchiko Station
5 min by car from Uchiko-Ikazaki Interchange
ContactUchiko Town office, Town and regional reconstruction Division
TEL+81-893-44-2118