The Hakata Dontaku is a showcase of Japanese traditional music and dance culture in Western-style marching band parade.
You can randomly enjoy traditional style Japanese dance and music culture in various forms of performance presented by small groups of people from not only Hakata but from other parts of Japan to display their own local culture and tradition.
The Hakata Dontaku has been held every year since 1962 during Golden Week, from 3 May to 4 May.The word “Dontaku” originates in Dutch “Zondag” meaning Sunday.
Dontaku was named by the Meiji government for a holiday some 150 years ago, then for any festival held merely on holidays along with the distinction of original usage.
May 3rd – 4th
Dates and functions are subjects to change without notice. Be sure to check the latest information in advance.
In Fukuoka City