[NEW PHOTOS] Kenshin festival on Instagram - August 23rd 2015

GACKT Italia is on Instagram and we wanted to share with you some of the best shots from this year's Kenshin Festival form GACKT's fans!

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TRANSLATION BARKS: "Event Report" Kenshin GACKT appearance - Re-enactment of Kawanakashima battle - August 23rd 2015

"Event Report" Kenshin GACKT's appearance - Kawanakashima's Battle rapresentation


Also this year, GACKT has participated in the festival in honor of the great general of the Warring States era Uesugi Kenshin. This festival is held since 5th year of the Taisho period (1926), the same hometown of Kenshin.

Video di GACKT Kenshin

On august 23rd (Sun) , the heroic soldiers in armor have made the assault with General Uesugi played by GACKT. GACKT had the opportunity to play this historical figure in 2007, in the TV series "Furinkazan", "The bells of the volcano" on the NHK network. While along the road people eagerly awaiting their hero, Kenshin GACKT appeared riding his horse followed by his army, encouraged by people'strong applause and shouts of joy.


The festival has also reached a climax when, almost reached the final stage, the general Kenshin GACKT gave an order to his army, and people have made their voices heard to give support. To the assault about 400 people were selected to wear the typical clothes of samurai armor and thus make it even more beautiful.

"Although this year the temperature is slightly lowered, the heat of your spirit didnt' do it. This has really cheered me. This festival, over the years become increasingly popular among the people, so from next year new tricks will be added to the exhibition of one of the festivals that best represents Japan, and I think we can succeed to do it thanks to the collaboration of the city and the private sectors. Try to imagine it! "──GACKT



90th general Kenshin Festival edition

The Kenshin's festival is a festival designed to honor the memory of the hero of the city of Joetsu, General Uesugi Kenshin. 1,000 soldiers wear armor, have the katana or spears and they make a brave assault to the historic site of Kasuga Yamashiro. Everywhere you can hear the shouts that encourage fighting or watch legions of children dressed as warriors. s also possible see the knights paraded on the backs of their beautiful horses armored observe the military strategy or tactics of fighting, just as if you were living in a film set in the real battle of Kawanakashima. With realistic atmosphere that is created, this is an event that you can not see anywhere else and that attracts many fans of war movies. GACKT, who played Uesugi Kenshin since 2007 for a show aired on the television network NHK, has added a great atmosphere at this festival making it one of the best in the Niigata's area.



Source: BARKS

Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team


TRANSLATION JOETSU JOURNAL: 90th edition of the Kenshin Festival - August 23rd 2015

90th edition of the Kenshin Festival - complete video of the general GACKT Kenshin

In Joetsu city (Niigata prefecture) it has been held today August 23rd the 90th edition of the battle of General Uesugi Kenshin (played by the musician GACKT). GACKT, after participating to this event for 7 times in the last three years has been wearing the general's liliac clothes, riding on his white horse. As soon as he arrived together with his army, he roars his battle cry, that was added together with the voice from the audience at the side of the road.

90th edition of the Kenshin festival - complete video of general GACKT Kenshin

This year more than 500 people have participated coming from outside the city walking in the soldiers shoes carefully fighting the battle between Uesugi and Daimyo Takeda.

GACKT, after 4pm, leading the army of General Uesugi, from the elementary school of the Kasuga district turned the intersection moving towards the Sanroky line road in speed. As soon as he arrived the audiecne cried out iin joy.

GACKT calling the victory on his horse.


From the Sanroku line he came back to the Kasugayama intersection and cried out loud: "I came here to make justice and delete the injustice from this land", "Ye,Ye,Ye!" he shouted out then together with his army he raised the battle cry calling for victory.

Source: Joetsu Journal

Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team