Hagi Jidai Matsuri


The ‘Daimyō Procession’ wearing traditional clothes weaves around the city 

Over 200 people dressed in various traditional costumes will parade through the streets in Hagi’s biggest autumn event, the Hagi Jidai* Festival.

The morning begins with the Hagi Daimyō Procession. Taking place around the Hagi Castle Town area, this procession will feature servants, samurai, and palanquin bearers. However, they won’t just be marching through the streets, some will be throwing keyari** to each other and doing traditional dances using straw sandals and spears along the way!

Then, in the afternoon, the Hagi Jidai Parade will begin. This parade is formed of two historical groups, the Mori Clan Lords and the Kiheitai Militia, who both played an important role in Hagi’s history. They will begin in Central Park and make their way through the city, finishing at Kanaya Tenmangu Shrine.

Watch as Japan’s feudal history unfolds before your eyes with Hagi’s Jidai Festival.

*Jidai refers to Japan’s feudal Edo Period.
**spears decorated with bird feathers

[Also coinciding with Hagi Jidai Festival]

Hagi Furusato Festival
Date & Time:
 14th-15th November 2020 10:00-16:00
 Central Park, Hagi Citizens' Hall, Tamachi Shopping Arcade

Basic info

Date 15th November 2020 08:00-16:00
(Every year on Mid-November)
Place The Ruins of Hagi Castle・Shizuki Park, Around Hagi Castle Town, Chuo Park