Aichi Prefecture is the Home of the Samurai, where countless important samurai of the Sengoku Warring States Period were born, including the three utterly famous Heroes of Japan's Toitsu Unification: Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu! At this "Homeland of the Samurai", the Samurai & Ninja Festival 2017 will be a great event themed on all things Samurai, where kids can dress as Ninjas and become one at the "Narikiri" Experience, take part at the Chanbara Samurai Battle Reenactment with toy swords made of foam, watch thrilling live fire matchlock demonstrations, live stages of ninja and samurai teams from all over the country and much more. A whole day of guaranteed fun for the whole family!
Shutsujin Troop Departure Ceremony & March of The Great Samurai and Kachidoki Victory Shout
With over 200 participants, including samurai and ninja teams, as well as military and armor groups from across the nation, all gathered for a glorious parade of pride and pomp. A great cry of victory will then be carried out with the participation of the parade characters and the spectator public.
•Kachidoki Victory Shout
Chanbara Toy Swords Battle & Challenge Tate Sword Duel Boot Camp
The expansive field will be divided in the armies of East and West, and they will fight with soft foam swords. A safe and fun battle experience to learn samurai battle history that kids and adults can enjoy together. Take part also at the Challenge Tate Sword Duel Boot Camp, to learn the basics of sword-fighting and exchanging blows at melee combat.
Samurai and Ninja Teams Joint Show & Collaboration Skits
Astounding martial acrobatics and thematic dance choreography in a beautiful performance by the samurai and ninja groups from across the country. Lots of entertainment also with the collaborative stages showing the association of characters that will give wings to the imagination!
Narikiri! The NINJA World - "Become a Ninja" Experience
Wear ninja costumes, throw shuriken weapons and blow darts, strike ninja poses for photos, dive into the ninja world! Wildly popular among the smaller kids, this attractions makes its way to Odaka Greens!
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Ninja Experience Booth
Hinawaju Matchlock Live Fire Show
Live fire performance show of Hinawaju matchlock arquebuses demonstrating a variety of types of weapons that both instigate the curiosity for these historic relics and make the soul tremble with their deafening blasts!
Place: Field Space
Hoyo-jutsu (Takagari) Falconry Show
Said to be a practice beloved by both Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu, watch the amazing demonstrations of Hoyo falconry with birds of prey, or raptors. You may even get close to those amazing hunting birds!
Place: Field Space
•Aichi Umya-mon-Ichi Gourmet Fair
A wide assortment of Nagoya Meshi ""Samurai Cuisine"" and other delicacies of the Tokai Region made available by the countless merchants gathered at the venue. Because a samurai can't fight on an empty belly!
•Kachu Samurai Armor Exhibit & Wearing Experience
•Old Battlefield Quiz Rally
•Samurai & Sengoku Warring States Merchandise and Goods
•Tourism & Sightseeing Holidays Promotion
Aichi Sengoku Meguri - Aichi Warring States Tour - App Stamp Rally
Use the Aichi Sengoku Meguri app to detect and collect digital stamps. You can find them at any of the 21 spots in Aichi that are linked to Samurai and Warring States history. Collect three (3) of them, then show the screen at the event's reception booth to win post cards and other interesting goods. Gifts limited for the first 500 guests.
Period: July 1st (Sunday) to November 18th (Sunday), 2018
*: For details, please check the Samurai & Ninja Festival 2018 Official Web Site.
->Aichi Sengoku Meguri - Aichi Warring States Tour - App (opens external site on new window).