Cancellation of the Date Samurai Musha Festival 2020.
Hello from Japan to all fans of the Date Samurai Musha Festival.
As a result of this unprecedented situation due to the effects of the COVID-19, we regret to announce the cancellation of the Date Samurai Musha Festival this year.
This Date Samurai Musha Festival is one of the biggest summer traditions in this area.
One of the main program is the samurai procession.
You can see almost 200 samurais parading the streets, which is said that comes from the battle training held in 1884.
We know many people have been looking forward to join this festival as one of the highlights of the summer.
It is a tough decision for us, but nothing is more important than the health and safety of the participants, staff and everyone involved in this festival.
We promise that the next Date Samurai Musha Festival will be a memorable event for everyone more than ever.
We are sending our best wishes to all individuals and communities that have been impacted by the COVID-19.