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.
|Date||May 5th every year (will be postponed in case of rainy weather)|
|Place||Toyoaki-gawara, Ikazaki, Uchiko-cho|
|Entry fee||Anybody can fly a kite (fee required)|
|Parking||Parking Available (about 1,200 car capacity: Free)|
|Access||5 min by car from JR Uchiko Station|
5 min by car from Uchiko-Ikazaki Interchange
|Contact||Uchiko Town office, Town and regional reconstruction Division|