Japanese Fairy Story Festival

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Oita | Japanese Fairy Story Festival

Oita | Japanese Fairy Story Festival

Japanese Fairy Story Festival is a festival for children in Oita that takes place on May 5th, Children's Day. The festival has a long history, having started in 1949, and is a fairy story themed event. During the course of two days on May 4th and May 5th a variety of events and activities take place. A large parade is held in which participants and townspeople walk through town dressed up as characters from fairy tales and childhood stories. A large cap streamer called koinobori is displayed as a tunnel through which children and adults make their way through.

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