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The Black Ship Festival

Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture
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For three days in May, this festival is held in Izu Shimoda in Shizuoka Prefecture. The event commemorates the work of those who helped open Shimoda Harbor. It also aims to promote world peace and international amity. A wide variety of ceremonies and events are held. These includes a reproduction of the late shogunate cityscape from when the "black ships" arrived from overseas, a cosplay reenactment show, reenactments of historical scenes, and events that let you experience what life was like in the late shogunate. Slip into the garb of a historical reenactor and enjoy the festival -- there is a variety of costumes available for you.
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile
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