The 19th Intercollegiate Festa is a display organised by the students of Kyoto aimed at bonding with the local community as students make up 10% of the city’s population. The entertainment ranges from Parades to food to dance competitions, all in the heart of Kyoto.
The opening ceremony is a grand procession with over 1000 dancers, a stunning Mikoshi parade and marching bands, among other things. Throughout the day there will be performances for the Kyoto Student Music Award from acoustic musicians and bands as well as singers. There is the Kyoto Flame Show Dance Competition where teams will compete in a variety of genres in front of a seated audience. You can also watch the Kyoto Student Fashion Awards on the catwalk with traditional and modern creations. There will be food stalls serving all the festival favorites as well as international dishes and games and events run for children too.
Dating back to 1650, this is one of Japan’s longest running fireworks festivals. With 18,000 fireworks and 400,000 spectators, it’s also one of the largest in western Japan. The fireworks will be launched from two different locations along the Chikugo […]
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