Events

Ikazaki Kite Battle festival

May 5 every year

Toyoaki-gawara, Uchiko-Town, Ehime,Japan

The Ikazaki Kite Battle festival has a history of over 400 years, it is the biggest traditional event of Uchiko.

On both sides of the Oda River, spectators rejoice watching equipped with razorsharp blades called “Gagari” to cut the opponents string, a heroic battle unfolds.
The event, that takes place on May 5 every year, has been designated as Intangible Folk Cultural Asset of Ehime Prefecture.



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