Cloisonné Silver Medallion 2022 “Chichibu Night Festival”
Chichibu Night Festival
The Chichibu Night Festival is an annual grand festival of Chichibu-Jinja Shrine. It is known as one of the three great float festivals in Japan and is held on December 2 and 3 each year. Gorgeously decorated floats in both the kasaboko (parasol-like floats) and yatai (floats with stages for performances) styles are dragged around to the sound of valiant festival music, while kabuki plays and dances are also performed on the floats. Extravagant fireworks also light up the winter sky. "Chichibu Matsuri no Yatai-gyoji to Kagura (Floats and Kagura of Chichibu Festival)" has been inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and is also designated as an Important Intangible and Tangible Folk Cultural Property by the Japanese government.
Obverse: Against the backdrop of a great bloom of fireworks lighting up the winter sky of Chichibu, the scene of kasaboko and yatai floats, with their lanterns swaying as they are dragged around, is subtly depicted in the rich color palette of five-color cloisonné.
Reverse: The design depicts a gorgeous kasaboko float, which in its entirely represents Mount Horai (Peng-lai-shan: a divine mountain where immortal celestial beings live).
|Cloisonné enamel / Gold Plated
|Explanatory Sheet in English
Scheduled Sales Quantity: 500 pieces / for overseas market: Max. 5 pieces
International Dealers for This Medal
For People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia
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