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Gimin Festival (Memorial Service and Festival for the heroes)

Hideyoshi made Miki a none-tax zone after the battle with Nagaharu. However the Leader of the central government was changed from Hideyoshi to Ieyasu in 17th century. And the people here wished that Ieyasu succeeded this beneficial system to Miki. Okamura Genbei and Onishi Yozaemon went to Edo and required it directly to the Shogun without worrying of the possibility to be headed off. People appreciate them on July 18 in Summer Gimin-sai and on December 8 in Winter Gimin Festival.

Gimin Festival in Summer

Gimin Festival in Winter