Juman means one hundred thousand in Japanese, and koku (or goku when suffixed) used to be a measurement unit of rice. During the Edo era, the Daishoji Domain (presently the Kaga City area) yielded Jumangoku of rice a year.
Beginning as a community event in the local shopping district in 1962, Jumangoku Matsuri Festival has grown into a large annual festival, bringing liveliness and celebrating the rich culture that developed in Kaga during the Edo era. Various attractions are held near the front of the city hall; locals in kimonos perform folk dance in circles and a mikoshi portable shrine, adorned with lanterns, parades through town accompanied by drum and flute music.
Date: 2nd Saturday and Sunday in September
Venue: Around Kaga City Hall