Aichi Prefecture, home of the Samurai, presents real Samurai action and excitement, Samurai entertainment and Samurai culture! Awaken your Samurai Spirit this November!
Enjoy the parade of samurai teams from across the nation, including ninja, armored warriors, martial arts specialists and special appearances by Western Knights in the grand opening event. The samurai has brought back to modern-day Aichi!
See the battle of Komaki-Nagakute come alive with the most realistic battle re-enactment group, Nihon Katchu Kassen No Kai (Armored Samurai Battle Association), martial arts experts and members of the public in full samurai battle armor! The actual battle was fought 432 years ago in the fields and hills near this EXPO Park. Traditional Storyteller, Nanko Kyokudo will narrate the action for this original re-enactment.
See the great warlords from across the country including “Hattori Hanzo and the Ninjas”.
Enjoy sword fighting action, demonstrations and dance performances on the main stage.
Japan’s only knight performance team, "Castle Tintagel", appear in authentic European knights’ armor demonstrating German fencing and armed battle. Workshops on western armor wearing and German longsword handling will also be on offer.
Originally developed as samurai signaling devices in Aichi’s Mikawa region during the Warring States period, these hand held tubes filled with gunpowder shoot hissing clouds of smoke and sparks up to 20m into the sky, before exhausting themselves with a huge bang and a flash.
• Samurai Armor and Ninja Costume try-on experience
• Ancient Japanese sword forging demonstrations
• Exhibition of original Samurai manga "Sengoku" works (published by Kodansha)
• Samurai Warlord Teams, Ninja Corps and performer Sweets Dispersal
• Samurai Goods Sale
• Samurai Cuisine and
other food stands
• Tourism information and others
Details for various events to be published in due course
We ask visitors to please use the Linimo.
Car parking is not enough at the Ai Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen （EXPO Park）venue.