Taisho Jidai Matsuri
Yono station in Saitama was opened on November 1st of the first year of the Taisho period (1912). The local community organized a Taisho period-inspired festival on the station’s 80th year in business in 1992, and the event has been going strong ever since.
People dress up in Taisho era costumes for a parade — here you’ll be just as like to find dapper military men in uniform as you are women clad in vintage kimono, or in Edwardian dresses. Nostalgic festival games and stalls are par for the course, as are carriage rides and live performances.
The main events take place outside Yono station’s west exit.