The Nenban Okuri


F1 The Nenban Okuri : Transferring the role of representative of the year to the next neighborhood

The Nenban Okuri
The Nenban Okuri

As the festival floats with doll (Dashi) and festival floats without doll (Yatai) surround every direction of the Omatsuri-Hiroba, and as crowds watch, the head festival representative of the year and the next year gets on stage. After the head festival representative of the prior year makes the introductory speech, the wooden plate bearing the words “representative of the year” (Nenban-Fuda) is passed on to the head festival representative of the next year. Once again the lively traditional Japanese band echo through the summer night as the festival reaches its climax.