Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall information
A rotating selection of four of the 23 multi-tiered yatai (floats) used in the Takayama Matsuri can be appreciated here. These spectacular creations, some dating from the 17th century, are prized for their flamboyant carvings, metalwork and lacquerwork. Some floats feature karakuri ningyō (marionettes) that perform amazing feats courtesy of eight accomplished puppeteers manipulating 36 strings.
The museum is on the grounds of the stately Sakurayama Hachiman-gū shrine, which presides over the festival and is dedicated to the protection of Takayama.