This is a festival for enjoying the composing of tanka, or short poems, and the reciting them through song by individuals. It is a ritual held every May dating back to sometime during the Heian period (794–1185).
This festival held in late August ever year is associated with memorial services for the generations of the Asakura clan feudal lords.
This event is an illumination of the ruins by candlelight, and is held simultaneously with the Sengoku Festival.
Occasionally one can enjoy tea ceremony and archery at events. Tea ceremony and archery were popular activities during the Sengoku period.
Skits are performed by townspeople and samurai.