Shitennoji Wasso Festival

3rd Nov, 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm
Shitennoji Wasso Festival
Photo by m-louis used under CC

Watch a parade of more than 1000 people colourfully clad in traditional clothing shout “wasso” as they march through the streets of Hoenzaka in Osaka! The term Wasso means “I came” in Korean and is shouted to remember those who have come to Japan from across Asia. The carefully designed outfits are accurate reconstructions of clothing worn in different cultures and are an impressive sight. The festival celebrates the interaction and exchange with dancing, drumming, music and performances from a wide range of arts. The festival is held at Naniwa no Miya instead of at Shitennoji itself as this was where travellers would land and to allow visitors to see this important cultural area.

Dates: 3rd Nov, 2019
Start/End Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Entry: Free
Closest station(s): Tanimachi Yonchome Station or Jr Morinomiya Station
Web: http://wasso.net/
Link in Japanese
Area: Osaka
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