The festival is held at night in July every year in the Akaoka town arcade in Konan City. Folding screens more than 100 years old painted by Ekin (Edo-era painter Hirose Kinzo) are displayed along the streets of Akaoka. His works mainly depict dynamic and fierce theatrical scenes and thus his genre is also called “an art of fresh blood.” The colorful folding screens are displayed in front of candles in the former post station. The festival is held only in July but the Ekin Museum in the town greets visitors all year round.
Honmachi, Akaoka-cho, Konan City, Kochi Prefecture
Tosa Akaoka Ekin Festival Executive Committee (c/o Commerce & Fisheries Section, Konan City) / Konan Tourism Association TEL: +81-887-54-3014／+81-887-56-5200
●Take a train from JR Kochi Station on the Gomen-Nahari Line and get off at Akaoka Station. About a 10-minute walk from Akaoka Station. ●About a 30-minute drive from Nankoku Exit on the Kochi Expressway