A festival that started at the end of the shogunate, the Kizu Mikoshi Taiko Matsuri is an important cultural property of Kizugawa City where participants parade larger-than-life mikoshi (palanquins) around the streets. Originally, the festival consisted of carrying nine palanquins over two days among the Goryo, Tanaka, and Okadakuni shrines in the Kizu region. Currently, five palanquins are paraded in one day to either the Goryo or the Okadakuni shrine.

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Participants carrying a mikoshi around shrine grounds