Katsuyama Kenka Danjiri 勝山喧嘩だんじり Okayama (Oct.)
In the Katsuyama Kenka Danjiri, nine danjiri (floats) clash with each other violently in four fighting areas. From long ago, Katsuyama in Maniwa City flourished as an important point on the Old Road of Izumo, and has been designated as a townscape preservation area by Okayama Prefecture. The onlookers get caught up in the excitement, watching the youths of Katsuyama and the floats colliding in the most thrilling event of the year.
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Katsuyama, Maniwa City, Okayama
5 min. walk from Chugoku-Katsuyama station on the JR Kishin line
Approx. 15 min. from Kuze interchange on the Yonago Expressway
Approx. 20 min. from Ochiai interchange on the Chugoku Expressway