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Sagicho Matsuri

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Sagicho Matsuri

Sagicho Matsuri is one of Japan’s three most dangerous festivals! Noisy, colourful, dangerous, drunken! What more do you need in an event?

Held on a mid-March weekend, in Omi-hachiman, Shiga-prefecture over two days. Saturday sees a parade of floats from each district in the city; while on Sunday, the floats clash in a fighting display before being torched. Get in amongst the action and fun though take care not to get squished or scorched!

Remember to find more festival dates at Kansai Finder

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Felicity Tillack

Felicity Tillack is a writer, photographer and filmmaker based in Japan since 2006. She began her blog and Youtube channel, Where Next Japan, as a way to showcase Japan, its culture and lifestyle. Her recent work, including a feature film and documentaries, focus on the concept of identity in all its forms and intersections. Felicity loves living in Japan, though she misses Australian snacks (and her family).

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