Odakoage Matsuri 大凧あげ祭り Saitama (May)
In the Odakoage Matsuri, large washi paper and bamboo kites made over a period of three months are flown. During this annual matsuri, which has a history of over 170 years, prayers are offered for the health and strong growth of children celebrating their first Children’s Day on May 5th. The two kites are 15 meters long, 11 meters wide, and weigh 800 kilograms. They are raised to the sky by the Showa Odako Hozonkai preservation society of Kasukabe City.
The banks of the Edogawa river (downstream of Hojubana bashi), Nishi Hojubana-chi-saki, Kasukabe City, Saitama
From Minami-sakurai station north exit on the Tobu Noda line, take the direct shuttle bus to venue (approx. 10 min.)
From Kasukabe station east exit on the Tobu Skytree Line, take the Asahi bus and get off at Odako-kaikan-iriguchi bus stop (approx. 30 min.)
From Tobu-Dobutsu-Koen station east exit on the Tobu Skytree Line, take the Asahi bus and get off at Odako-kaikan-mae bus stop (approx. 30 min.)