Recently, the kendama is becoming more and more popular.
Hatsukaichi city, the birthplace of the kendama, has the "Kendama Festival" at the same time as the "Hatsukaichi Sakura Festival" every year. Not only is there a kendama competition, there are also kendama classes, woodwork workshops, and kendama sales. Everyone is welcome to join the events.
In addition, Hatsukaichi Sakura Festival has a lot of stores selling local products from neighboring towns, there are also stage events and character shows that make the festival very exciting!
You can talk with local people, and it is the biggest event in Hatsukaichi to celebrate the coming of spring.
We suggest you to experience a Japanese spring festival with a kendama under sakura blossoms.
"Hatsukaichi Sakura Festival/ Kendama Festival"
Date: Apr. 4, 2015
Place: Around Mokuzaikoukita (Shohoku Ground, Sumiyoshi levee base etc.)
Access: A 15 minutes walk from Hiroshima Dentetsu "Hatsukaichi Shiyakusho Mae"
Parking: 750 temporary parking spaces available (there is a shuttle from there to the festival.)
Inquiry: Hatsukaichi Sightseeing Association 0829-31-5656
Official page: http://www.hatsu-navi.jp/node/362/