Benkei Festival


A festive mood sweeps over Tanabe for the Benkei Festival. It includes a firework display and a performance of The Tale of Benkei--a play telling of the Kumano Navy's involvement in a historic sea battle. There is also traditional dance with nearly 1,000 performers dancing in yosakoi and benkei geta styles.

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  • 弁慶まつり Benkei Festival
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Last updated: 2021-02-02