On the 23rd, the 「90th Kenshin Festival」was held in honour of local feudal warlord Uesugi Kenshin in Joetsu City’s Kasugayama district. Singer GACKT (Gakuto) san made an appearance as Lord Kenshin for the 「Kick-off Procession」 and the 「Re-enactment of the Kawanakajima Battle」.

GACKT-san led the procession on horseback, and valiantly commanded 「We go in accordance with the laws of nature, to correct the evil in the world, to go into the battle of righteousness. Depart」. The Uesugi army, made up of the city’s residents dressed in armor, raised their swords and responded with 「Eh eh ohー」, and cheers of 「Oyakata samaー」 and 「Gakuto samaー」 came flying from the fans who filled the roadsides.

About GACKT-san, who has appeared for the 3rd year in a row and a total of 7 times, the Festival Executive Committee said 「he will be taking a break after this performance」. At the press conference on the 22nd, GACKT-san said 「it is a mission to have an even bigger festival」, and expressed an interest in future appearances.

Source: YOMIURI.co.jp

Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team