July 22 The Hikkawase-Tatakiai

At 6:00 PM, the ohayashi performance reaches its climax as if its performers are reluctant to admit the festival is about to be over. All 12 festival floats gather around Festival Square, which is the place the last performance is given. And finally, Nenban-okuri and Hikkawase-tatakiai are performed.

July 22 The Kangyo-sai

Kangyosai is a parade that is held to return the mikoshi from the anguu to the main shrine. About 300 members of Kumagaya Gion-kai carry the mikoshi to the main shrine at midnight. At 2:00 AM, all of the events of the festival that have been held for three days finally end.

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