Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture which holds the Aoba Matsuri Festival consistently in May in the downtown area and Kotodai Park. The Festival isn’t a lot to do with the historical backdrop of a group that controlled Sendai in the Edo time frame. For enthusiasts of the game “Sengoku Basara” may have been natural to hear the Date tribe drove by one-looked at samurai named Masamune Date.
Right now will be Yamaboko (a sort of wheel vehicle) brought by tens to many individuals who march in the city joined by conventional music. The most indistinguishable appreciation for the celebration is the Suzume-Odori move (The Sparrow) and the show that raises the gallant story of the Date samurai tribe.
History of the Festival
It was once in the past called the Sendai Matsuri and was held as a festival of the establishing of Toshogu hallowed place in 1654 by Tadamune Date out of appreciation for Ieyasu Tokugawa. What’s more, in 1874, the sanctuary named Aoba was set up in Kitayama to celebrate Masamune Date who was the dad of Tadamune and the main chief of the Date family in Sendai. In the next years the celebration was held in the sanctuary in May. Thusly the individuals at last consider it the Aoba Matsuri and not the Sendai Matsuri.
The main day alluded to as Yoi Matsuri, on this day held exhibitions just as the Suzume-Odori rivalry followed by different groups of artists with their separate regalia which are normally ruled by splendid hues and cause guests to can not occupy. Here you can see artists who are energetic about the solidarity and inventiveness of gatherings with one another.
Really taking shape of Suzume-odori, the artists emulate the motion of the sparrow by swinging the fan-like flying creature that fluttering its wings. Strolling with a little twist likewise makes artists as though flying creatures are searching for nourishment. This move was apparently begun from Aoba manor development laborers who unexpectedly move to the musicality of the music with the goal that it would seem that a winged animal while praising the finishing of the mansion development.
The subsequent day is Hon Matsuri. Beginning with the Suzume-Odori appear, the fascination of today is Date Bushotai, a gathering of individuals who played out a sword game show while going about as a samurai.
There are two players who play the youthful and old Masamune. Furthermore, there are additionally cast of significant figures, for example, Masamune’s cousin Shigezane Date, a samurai adherent of the Date faction Kojuro Katakura and Tsunenaga Hasekura, subordinate fighters, even ninja in real life so the dramatization turned out to be all the more energizing.
In the Hon Matsuri, Yamaboko is controlled by the network and every one of its Yamaboko has a remarkable plan. There is likewise a motorcade with 2,000 suzume-Odori artists who perform in the city.