The Hamamatsu Festival celebrates the birth of children, and falls over the annual holiday Children’s Day (May 5th). There are two distinct parts to the festival.
The first is a procession of floats that resemble small temples, each carrying musicians. The processions happen in the early evening from 6:30pm on each of the 3 days of the festival. The second part of the festival is a huge kite flying festival with each neighbourhood competing with their own giant kite.