today’s holiday: Uesugi Matsuri

Koei's DAY1 of TGS 2009.Uesugi's Kenshin armou...

Koei’s DAY1 of TGS 2009.Uesugi’s Kenshin armour. aka Kenshin Uesugi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Uesugi Matsuri

This Japanese festival, held in Yonezawa, commemorates the illustrious warrior Uesugi Kenshin (1530-1578). He is remembered for his role in a series of five battles, fought on a triangular island in the middle of the Matsukawa River, known as the Battles of Kawanakajima. The Uesugi Matsuri commemorates the warrior and his soldiers with mock battles and various costumed events, as well as a Musha Gyoretsu, a parade of warriors of the Sengoku (Warring States) Era. More… Discuss

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