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Saika Festival (Asaka Citizen Festival)

Saika Festival, a vigorous event representing the summer of Asaka City.

Festival, Event

The "Saika Festival" is a summer festival that is indispensable when talking about Asaka. It was started by citizens who felt threatened by the diminishing sense of community attachment, solidarity, and human connection. The festival is held for three days every year in early August.

The two main venues are the "Asaka venue" and the "Kita Asaka venue." You can enjoy various attractions within the Saika Festival, such as the Commerce and Industry Festival and Japanese drum performances. The highlight of the festival is the "Kanhasshu Yosaikoi Festa."It was the first Naruko dance festival in Honshu since 1994, following the "Yosakoi Festival" in Kochi and the "YOSAKOI Soran Festival" in Hokkaido. About 6,000 dancers will perform with original music while clapping the Naruko in their hands (wooden hand clappers). The excitement of the audience is at its peak by the performance full of power and enthusiasm.

Another popular event is the fireworks on the second day. About 9,000 fireworks are shot off in an hour, making it the largest fireworks display ever seen in a city. The powerful and breathtaking sight of countless lights and sounds spreading across the night sky will indeed become a memorable part of your trip.

Highlights

  • Started by the citizens of Asaka, the Saika Festival is filled with love for the community.
  • At the "Kanhasshu Yosakoi Festa," 6,000 dancers perform with original music while clapping the Naruko in their hands (wooden hand clappers).
  • About 9,000 fireworks are shot off in one hour in the center of the city.
  • You can enjoy various events at each of the two unique main venues.

Photos

  • Kanhasshu Yosakoi Festa (Asaka venue)

    Kanhasshu Yosakoi Festa (Asaka venue)

  • Kanhasshu Yosakoi Festa (Kita Asaka stage)

    Kanhasshu Yosakoi Festa (Kita Asaka stage)

  • Kanhasshu Yosakoi Festa mass-dance (Kita Asaka stage)

    Kanhasshu Yosakoi Festa mass-dance (Kita Asaka stage)

  • The spectacular sight of fireworks set off on the second night

    The spectacular sight of fireworks set off on the second night

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Details

Name in Japanese
朝霞市民まつり「彩夏祭」
Telephone
048-463-2645 (Asaka Citizen Festival Executive Committee Secretariat)
Dates
Undecided (will announce on the Saika Festival official website as soon as decided))
Access
<Asaka venue> A 5-minute walk from Asaka Station on the Tobu-Tojo Line, <Kita Asaka venue> A 5-minute walk from Asakadai Station on the Tobu-Tojo Line, or Kita-Asaka Station on the JR Musashino Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)