Okayama Prefecture – Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri
Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri is a summer festival that over 3500 dancers gather for! The dancers take the festival seriously, as contests are held as well!
A wide variety of events will be held, including music parades, a Kurashiki Tenryo taiko drums performance, daikan bayashi odori, and a rock-style version of the daikan bayashi odori, called “OH! Daikan Bayashi Odori,” performed by children.
The main event venue is along Kurashiki Central Street, from in front of Kurashiki Station to the Kurashiki City Art Museum, and during the event it becomes a pedestrian zone. Many food stalls open during the festival, so be sure to enjoy some delicious treats while you walk around!