Takeuma

Japanese Stilt Walking

"Takeuma" is literally "bamboo horse." An age-old children's activity in Japan, stilts were originally crafted from bamboo. After lots of practice, children are able to run, climb stairs, or do other balancing acts on these stilts. In modern Japan, takeuma is increasingly rare. However, it's still possible to see some of this low-tech run in the high-tech world.

All three days throughout the festival