Kobe Festival that colors the history of Kobe

Kobe Festival that colors the history of Kobe

Kobe Festival” was born as a civic participatory innovative festival in 1971.
Although it is a shallow Kobe Festival compared with the traditional “festival”, its roots are surprisingly old, and it will go back more than 80 years from now.

Main festival / May 20th (Sunday)


■ Opening ~ Performance Event
Opening – festival performance · total dance


TIME: 11: 00 ~ 12: 00
PLACE: Flower Road

After the opening, the powerful full-scale performance on a wide road stage

 

■ Parade Event
Festival parade


TIME: 12: 30 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Flower Road – Sannomiya Central Street

Speaking of the Kobe Festival!
Parade of masterpieces by selected organizations

 

■ Stage Event
Samba Street

TIME: 12: 00 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Kyomachi muscle

If you want to see samba all day long here!

Contact: Kobe Tourist Office
TEL: 078-303-1188

 

■ Stage Event
Flower stage


TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Higashi Yoen National Park special stage

Familiar with local folk performing arts and folk performing arts!

 

■ Stage Event
KOBE Yume Taiko


TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Kobe Sales Department Front Stage

The stage where the brave drums and percussion instruments etc. are the center

 

■ Stage Event
Waku Waku Street


TIME: 11: 00 ~ 12: 30
PLACE: Sannomiya Central

Powerful stage full of power such as dance, Yosakoi

 

■ Stage Event
Dance Avenue


TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Flower clock line (Daimaru Kobe shop north side)

Implementation of the dance-centered stage and the appearance of loose characters

 

■ Stage Event
Dong Yuen Variety Stage


TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 00
PLACE: Higashi ward garden south side special stage

You can enjoy singing and dancing on the special outdoor stage!

 

■ Stage Event
Harborland Variety Stage in Space Theater


TIME: 11: 00 ~ 15: 00
PLACE: Kobe Harborland Space Theater

Variety rich greedy stage

 

■ Stage Event
Festival open space stage

TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Sogo Pref. Special stage

Performed a special live and public recording etc.

 

■ Stage Event
Performance Street & Costumes Parade

TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 00
PLACE: Dongzi Town Muscle (West side of City Hall No.2 Building)

Area of ​​street performers and costume. Enjoy performance of various genres!

 

■ Stage Event
Kobe old settlement Jazz Stage

TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 00
PLACE: Flower clock line West side

Retro stylish townscape and jazz

 

■ Stage Event
KOBE SOUND

TIME: 13: 3 – 16: 00
PLACE: Edo-machi east side (front public open space of city hall No. 4 building)

Music events in open space

 

■ Market Event
Festival open space

TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Sogo Kobe store front

Product sales of local industry is inevitable because it is a hidden fan. Stage is also must-see !!

CONTACT: Radio Kansai
TEL: 078-362-7374

 

■ Market Event
Oh! Sun shopping street

TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Flower clock line

If Kobara is empty, go here. Market where you can enjoy regional cuisine and products

CONTACT: SANTELVISION
TEL: 078-303-3131

 

■ Market Event
Festival stall village

TIME: 11: 00 ~ 17: 00
PLACE: East side of Higashi Dou Yuen

There are plenty of bustling stalls like festivals!

CONTACT: Radio Kansai
TEL: 078-362-7374

 

■ Market Event
Festival square

TIME: 11: 00 ~ 16: 30
PLACE: Dong Yuen garden center

You can experience playing in the past. Fun PR corner of each group

 

■ Market Event
Opening port / service area

TIME: 11: 00 ~ 17: 00
PLACE: East side of Higashi Dou Yuen

PR corner of Kobe’s port of opening and destiny

 

■ Other Events
Heartful Zipangu ★ Dance Night

TIME: 16: 00 ~ 18: 00
PLACE: Kobe Harborland Space Theater

The executive committee organized by the participating organization of the Kobe Festival will be the center, and we will show various kinds of dances of different genres with the theme “Full of smiles and full of energy”.

 

■ Other Events
The 37th Kobe Festival Yacht Race
(Cruiser Race)

TIME: 9: 30 ~ 15: 00
PLACE: Suma – offshiya offshore

Along with the appeal of the importance of the sea, intended to be held in order to promote the spread of promotion and maritime spirit of the marine sport of citizens, carried out from 1978, in this year, including a pause for the middle of the earthquake and stormy weather 37 Holding of times.
The starting point is Suma yacht harbor.

Contact: Suma yacht harbor
TEL: 078-735-7968

 

“Kobe Festival” was born as a civic participatory innovative festival in 1971.
Although it is a shallow Kobe Festival compared with the traditional “festival”, its roots are surprisingly old, and it will go back more than 80 years from now.

One of the roots of the Kobe Festival is the Minato Festival.
In the Showa Era, when the festival of the Minato was held, the economy was a recession nationwide, and Kobe was no exception, and it was required to dispel this.
It is said that the mayor of the time planned as a citizen festival by referring to this as hearing the story of the Rose Festival of the city from the founder to the United States in the coming God from Portland officials.
Unlike traditional festivals, it was a citizen creative new type of festival.
As the contents of the event, the coronation ceremony of the Queen of Minato, the international marching, the flower train which operated on the orbit of the streetcar, the retirement queue, the decoration of the city, etc. were done.
Even after this year the Minato festival will be repeated, but gradually the color of wartime was intensified, the lively event was canceled, only the priesthood came to be done. After World War II, it was revived in 1953, and a Koko queue with the 25th Kobe Expo, with the addition of the international march in the next year, gradually regained the bustle before the war.

Another roots of the Kobe Festival is the Kobe carnival.
As part of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Kobe Port in 1960, Minato ‘s festival was held grandly in advance from October to May of the year. It was Kobe carnival that was held as the eve of the evening.
This was held in cooperation with many media groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Youth Conference Center, Women’s Group Association, etc. at the initiative of the media, mainly parade of Sannomiya Dong Yuen Park, parades such as singing, dancing, It was a fun celebration filled with light, color and music, such as murals painted by artist groups and adolescent squares of young people. After that, it came to be held for two days on the holiday of May and the day before that.

After that, various problems such as the Minato festival’s retirement queue and the flower train implementation becoming difficult became due to the deterioration of traffic conditions in the city, and based on the report of the review committee, Festival “and” Kobe carnival “in a developmental way, we decided to carry out” Kobe Festival “on the 3rd Sunday of May every year.
The 1st Kobe Festival was held on the theme of “Festival of flowers and the sea and the sun”, a parade where 70 organizations participated, a samba by young people, a performance was performed until the night, starting with the central festival which elected Queen Kobe Youth plaza and others were held.

Although the Kobe Festival steadily established as a festival of citizens steadily increasing the number of new events, the 25th Kobe Festival in 1995 when the Great Hanshin Earthquake occurred could not be carried out unfortunately.
The following year, the Kobe Festival revived the season in July under the special theme of “Prayer / Gratitude – Living Pleasure”. Major events such as parades were held in Harborland, the participants’ vigorous singing voice, the performance flew. In addition, a night festival in various parts of Japan such as Akita prefecture fishing lights and a lot of Samba team from Rio city came to cheer us.
And at the Kobe Festival in 1999, which took place as a memento of thirty times, we reproduced flower trains and old-fashioned matrices (carried out in autumn).
And from the 32nd Kobe Festival in 2002, the timing of holding was decided to be returned to May based on the requests of participating organizations and visitors. In the future, participants, citizens, visitors, visitors to the Kobe Festival will visit Kobe for as many people as possible while enjoying the starting point of being a festival of citizen participation and make them enjoyable I would like to create with people.

Reference site:

http://www.kobe-matsuri.com/history/index.html

 

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