It is held for the development and promotion of tourism craft industries by promoting and widely introducing Kokeshi from all over the country, facilitating deeper appreciation of Kokeshi's beauty and awareness while improving their excellent quality design as a craft product.
Onikojuro Festival is a festival celebrating Onikojuro, the second generation Kojuro Shigenaga. During this festival, the fierce heated battle between Sanada Yukimura and Kojuro Shigenaga during the siege of Osaka is reenacted. Here you get to experience the battle that comprises of more than 60 warriors from Katakura and Sanada’s troops. There are also various other highlights such as matchlock performances that are worth noting.
There is a noh theater and a tea-ceremony room at Hekisuien. The noh theater using the Kitano stage of Kyoto’s Nishi Honganji Temple as a model, incorporated a garden element into the stage. Hence, you get to experience performances while being surrounded by nature.