ひろしま戦前の風景 61.福山とんどの子供たち
[61]Children during the Fukuyama Tondo Festival

昭和4年(1929年)ころ 撮影:広瀬勇四氏ほか 福山市横尾町

参考資料:「備陽史探訪23号」備陽史探訪の会 1985年
Filmed circa 1929 (Showa 4) by Yushi Hirose et al.
Yokoo-cho, Fukuyama City
Fukuyama Tondo Festival was established as part of the New Year’s celebrations in 1622, when Fukuyama Castle was built by Mizuno Katsunari. The festival involved residents of the castle town—30 neighborhoods adjoining the castle and six neighborhoods in Tomo—parading the streets hoisting 36 decorated tondo (teepee-shaped pyres) to the accompaniment of song and music. The festival was scaled back after domains were replaced by prefectures, and after 1928, when celebrations for the enthronement of Emperor Showa were held, the festival ceased to be an event involving the whole castle town.
Reference: Biyoshi Tanpo no Kai, Biyoshi Tanpo, [Exploring the History of Biyo] Vol. 23 (1985)

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