Sogadon no Kasayaki (曽我どんの傘焼き)

This traditional event celebrates Kagoshima's unique education system "Goju education".

Nakasatsuma Area Local Performing Art and Traditional Event

This festival has its origins in the event that happened about 800 years ago, in which the Soga brothers burned their umbrellas as torches when they avenged their father's death.
Never forgetting their parents, the brothers finally accomplished their revenge after 17 years.
This story of their filial piety is told for generations.
A pile of old umbrellas is set alight on the bank of Kotsuki River running through the center of Kagoshima City.
The blaze is so powerful it feels as if it will burn the night sky.

Basic Information

Address 鹿児島県鹿児島市
Business Days/ Hours Event Days
Late Jul
Venue Banks of Kotsuki River, Korai-cho, Kagoshima City
Website Visit Japanese Website
  • 駐車場
  • トイレ
  • クレジットカード
  • WIFI
  • バリアフリー対応可
  • ベジタリアンメニュー相談可
  • ムスリムメニュー相談可
  • 祈祷所


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