Yama-age Festival 山あげ祭り (Yama-age Matsuri)

An extravagant open-air Kabuki running for 450 years.

An extravagant open-air Kabuki running for 450 years.
An extravagant open-air Kabuki running for 450 years.
An extravagant open-air Kabuki running for 450 years.
The history and tradition of this extravagant open-air Kabuki have been passed down the generations for around 450 years since 1560. Roads are closed for the stage to be set. Audiences are struck by the dynamic Kabuki and elegant dance performances, along with the immense stage backgrounds of Yama (stage scenery) made from local washi (handcrafted paper).
  • An extravagant open-air Kabuki running for 450 years.
  • An extravagant open-air Kabuki running for 450 years.
  • An extravagant open-air Kabuki running for 450 years.

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Basic Information

Address Karasuyama-city, Tochigi around the old town of Karasuyama
Telephone Number 0287-84-1977 (Nasu Karasuyama Tourism Association)
Website http://park18.wakwak.com/~omotenashi/
Price Free
Date the fourth weekend of July (Fri. Sat. and Sun.)
DirectionsBy public transport: approx.10-minute walk from Karasuyama station on the JR Karasuyama line
By car: approx.50-minute drive from Utsunomiya-Kaminokawa IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya road