Festivals: Parade Floats

Wrapping Cloth (Furoshiki) 2, With Parade Floats-edited

Parade Floats

Included in Festivals & Holidays box

  • Description: There are many types of floats are used at festivals throughout Japan. Each festival may call them a different name. The main ones are mikoshi (portable shrines used at Shinto festivals), yatai (cart floats, two-story floats), yama (carried on people’s shoulders) and hoko (another name for yama).
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