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Wajima Kiriko Art Museum 輪島キリコ会館

Towering lantern floats from around Noto create a festival atmosphere

The Wajima Kiriko Art Museum displays kiriko, towering lanterns carried in processions during summer festivals on the Noto Peninsula. The collection includes kiriko from all over Noto, including some of the largest at up to 15 meters tall.

The museum recreates the festival mood with traditional music, glowing lanterns, and projections of festival footage. In the summer, there are daily performances of gojinjo taiko, a style of theatrical drumming native to Wajima, at 8:30 p.m. on the outdoor stage. Get the feel for participating in a festival with the museum's taiko drumming and kiriko-carrying experiences, available with advance reservations.

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