Three Days of Festival Floats

Guide to Japan Travel Culture

Festival floats parade through the city of Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, during the Seihakusai Festival on May 3–5. After the three dekayama festival floats, the largest in Japan, tour the city for three days, they gather in the city center on the final day. Everyone is welcomed to help pull the floats. This parade was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2016, as one of the recognized float festivals in Japan.

(Originally published in Japanese. Created in cooperation with Kanazawa Cable Television.)

Ishikawa UNESCO festival cultural heritage