The town of Kora in Shiga Prefecture hosted the rotating Takatora Summit for the second time on May 9, 2010.
Since 1998, the Takatora Summit has been held once every two years in one of four places (Kora, Tsu and Iga both in Mie, and Imabari in Ehime) having a close connection with Lord Todo Takatora. Kora’s Zaiji area in Shiga is where Takatora was born. He went on to become lord of Tsu. Google Map
In 2010, it was Kora’s turn to host the Takatora Summit. The one-day event was filled with stage entertainment, street vendors, a samurai procession, and more. Mayors from Tsu and Iga also attended.
We saw fine weather during Golden Week in Shiga from late April to early May 2010. I went to see a slew of festivals in Shiga during this time. I traveled to Maibara, Ryuo, Tsuchiyama (Koka), Takashima, Yasu, and Kora. I’m trying to see all the major Golden Week festivals in Shiga. The problem is, many of them are held on the same day and at the same time. It will still take me a few more years to see them all, but after this GW, I can say that I’ve see more than half of them.
Here’s what I saw during Golden Week 2010 in Shiga Prefecture (in chronological order):