WORLD SAMURAI SUMMIT November 19 & 20 (Sat & Sun), 2016, 10am-5pm.




The World’s Only Samurai Summit Opens!

Aichi Prefecture, home of the Samurai, presents real Samurai action and excitement, Samurai entertainment and Samurai culture! Awaken your Samurai Spirit this November!

  • The Samurai Pre-Battle Ceremony
    Great Warrior Procession

    Ceremony Great Warrior Procession 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!

  • Field Events
    The Battle of Komaki-Nagakute Re-enactment

    The Battle of Komaki-Nagakute Re-enactmentSee 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.

  • Stage Events
    "Samurai Warlord Teams & Ninja Corps Demonstration Stage"

    Samurai Warlord Teams & Ninja Corps Demonstration Stage 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.

  • Stage Events
    Knights in Armor Battle

    Knights in Armor Battle 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.

  • Field Events
    Tezutsu Hanabi, Hand-Held Fireworks

    Tezutsu Hanabi, Hand-Held Fireworks 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.

  • Other

    • 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


Directions to the venue:

We ask visitors to please use the Linimo.
Car parking is not enough at the Ai Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen (EXPO Park)venue.

• Take the Meitetsu line from Central Japan International Airport to Nagoya, change into the Higashiyama  Subway line to Fujigaoka, transfer to the Linimo, get off at Ai・Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen • Take the Aichi Loop Railway to Yakusa, transfer to the Linimo, get off at Ai・Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen
• Take the Meitetsu Bus from Seto Eki Mae to Ai・Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen
Presented by Aichi Prefectural Government
[Contact] World Samurai Summit 2016 Secretariat TEL: +81-52-770-8177 (10am-5pm weekdays) ※Japanese Only *Japanese and English correspondence possible
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