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[Fukuoka City] 博多どんたく港まつり (Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri)

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Joining the parade as a member of the "Kingdom of Thailand" Dontaku Team!

Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri
"Hakata Dontaku" is a traditional event held every year in Fukuoka City on 3 and 4 May. It is said that the word "dontaku" derives from "zondag", the Dutch word for Sunday. "Hakata Dontaku," which has about 840 years of history behind it, has continued to be celebrated until today, albeit under a different name; the "Fukuoka Citizens' Festival Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri", and the largest-scale festival in the country, said to be number one in Japan in terms of numbers mobilized. Madecor was very excited to "see" one of the Fukuoka's biggest event, but somehow ended up joining the parade as a member of the "Kingdom of Thailand" Dontaku Team! Together with everyone who had ties to Thailand, she marched all the way from Gofuku-machi to Tenjin Chuo Park with a smile on her face!
Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri
The "Kingdom of Thailand" Dontaku Team members wait to depart from Reisen Park!

Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri
We heard that everyone here is a Thai monster! On parade, they scared the little kids lining the route!!

Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri
Miss Chiang Mai spearheaded the parade!

Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri
A huge crowd of spectators along the route! Madecor responded to the warm shouts of encouragement by waving her hands!

Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri

MadecorMadecor: Since the trip to Fukuoka was decided, I researched various aspects of Fukuoka, and I thought that I had to see the "Hakata Dontaku"! Not only did I get to see it, but I also got to join the parade, and it was so much fun! I was also happy to learn that there are so many Thais in Fukuoka!

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