Kiriko float carrying experience
The “Noto Kiriko Festival” is authenticated as Japan Heritage. In Noto’s Kiriko Festival, giant lanterns called Kiriko are carried alongside portable mikoshi shrines and marched around the city. Kiriko is an abbreviation of Kiriko-toro, and the shape of the Kiriko is that of a rectangular paper-framed lamp with white Japanese paper that is affixed to all four sides and has written characters (called ukiji, or “floating characters”), family crests and pictures (warrior pictures, etc.) drawn on it. When the lanterns are lit, these images rise up in a fantastical way. Depending on the region, finely detailed sculptures and extravagant items using gold foil and lacquer appear and are expressed in the form of carried floats.
The size of the floats range from huge ones over 12 m in height to cute ones that small children carry.
At the Wajima Kiriko Art Museum, there are approximately 30 Kiriko floats in a variety of sizes exhibited, some of which are carried out in actual festivals. In the Kiriko float carrying experience, you can carry a Kiriko float covered entirely in Wajima lacquer. Why not try carrying a Kiriko float and experience the atmosphere of the festival?
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|Highlight||You can feel the atmosphere of a Wajima Grand Festival, which has been authenticated as Japan Heritage.|
|Experience content||At the Wajima Kiriko Art Museum, there is a Kiriko float carrying experience that allows you to feel the atmosphere of a Wajima Grand Festival, which has been authenticated as Japan Heritage.|
|Tour style||With guide|
|Price||500 per person|
|Acceptable number / Program||A minimum of 10 people is necessary; at least 15 people are necessary in the case of groups of elementary and middle school students (groups that do not have the number of people necessary may be declined)|
|Time required for Stay , Exprerience||Approx. 30 min.|
|Closed||In the event of rain, or the likelihood of rain, it will be held under the roof of the Wajima Kiriko Art Museum Motenashi Reception Plaza (may be cancelled in the event of rain)|
|Parking Lot||Passenger cars: 37Large vehicles: 5|
|Merchandise Availability / Food Availability||Sales of goods available; no food and drink|
|Pamphlet||EnglishInterpreter/guide, etc.: only guides are available|
|Barrier free correspondence||Multipurpose toilet available|
|Reservation(Need / No Needed)||Requires telephone booking with Wajima City Hall’s Tourism Department at least 1 week in advance of the requested date.|
|Traffic access||1 min. walk after riding from Kanazawa Station on the Hokutetsu Oku Noto Express Bus and getting off at the Marine Town stop|
|Contact address||2-29 Futatsuyamachi, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture|
|Contact information||TEL：+81-768-23-1146 FAX：+81-768-23-1856 Mail：firstname.lastname@example.org|