21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
The Danjiri Museum (だんじり会館, Danjiri Kaikan) introduces the Ueno Tenjin Festival, which is held annually from October 23 to 25. Immediately upon entering the museum, visitors will be faced with a huge round glass encasement displaying three danjiri (festival floats) and life-sized figures, simulating the festival's atmosphere. Large screens periodically show a movie about the cultural and natural characteristics of Iga Ueno.
In a second exhibition room, more figures, donned in demons' (oni) costumes, form a procession called the Oni-gyoretsu, showing visitors what a typical street scene during the parade of the Ueno Tenjin Festival looks like. Of interest are the various expressions on the demon masks. During thefestival, characters playing the role of demons interact with the audience by acting out various characters as pertained by the masks.
The museum is also one of a few places in the city where, for a small fee, tourists can rent ninjacostumes and wear them while sightseeing in the town or have their picture taken dressed as a ninja. The ninja costume service is particularly popular among children and are available from 10:00 to 16:00.
The Danjiri Museum is located a five minute walk from northeast of Uenoshi Station.
One day on the 2nd or 3rd weekend in April, October 23 to 25, December 29 to January 1