Many people say the origin of this festival was to praise the achievement of Heiroku Yanobe who constructed a new pond to resolve the water shortage during the Edo period; to appreciate water and its good fortune; and to pray for a good harvest.
Participants put on swords which are made of sliced pumpkins with an aroid stem. They parade in the town coloring their faces with bright red and blue paints.
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2nd Sunday, September