2015「90th Kenshin Festival」Confirmation of GACKT Kenshin Kick-Off

Regarding the 90th Kenshin Festival, the information below has been confirmed.
As for the event details, as they have yet to be confirmed, please check out the homepage for subsequent updates.

– Event date

2015, August 22nd(Sat)・ 23rd(Sun) (Eve of festival August 21st (Fri))
The Kick-Off Procession and the Re-enactment of the Kawanakajima Battle, is scheduled for August 23rd(Sun).

– Venue

Kasugayama Castle ・ Kasugayama Castle Historic Square ・ Joetsu City Hall Kasugano Carpark and others

– Guest

As per last year, GACKT-san will be appearing as a guest.
On August 23rd (Sun), he will lead the Uesugi Army as Lord Kenshin for the main events of the Kenshin Festivals, the Kick-Off Procession and the Re-Enactment of the Kawanakajima Battle.

With regards to GACKT-san’s appearance times, it will be confirmed in the days leading up to the event. For subsequent updates, please refer to the homepage.

– What is the Kenshin Festival

The「Kenshin Festival」is a festival that has been held since 1962 in honor of the valor and outstanding virtues of Joetsu City’s hero, Lord Uesugi Kenshin.
Warriors dressed in armor, and armed with weapons will carry out the gallant Kick-Off Procession. Packed with attractions, there will be strategic points in the route for special performances or battle cries, along with a Children’s Warrior Kick-Off Procession.
In addition, moving around with the Uesugi Army and the Takeda Army, the Re-enactment of the Kawanakajima Battle progresses like a cinematic story with strategies and battle patterns which creates a compelling realism.
There are also other full-scale events which you will not catch anywhere else, and have enraptured visitors over the years.


Kick-Off Procession


Re-Enactment of the Kawanakajima Battle


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Source: city.joetsu.niigata.jp

Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team