Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa
17th century as a festival to honour the Kumate-suga Shrine and Fujita-suga Shrines.
The theme of this festival is the welcoming of the first God into the Sasa.
Yamagasa (festival float decorated with bamboo grass).
good health， a plentiful harvest and for the eradication of virulent contagious diseases.
refashioned into the Ningyo Yamagasa (Doll Float) which is decorated with
The colored Ningyo Yamagasa is lit up at night and becomes a vivid spectacle.
and the various colors of the dolls mingle and scatter alternately.
and this produces great excitement among the spectators.