Hana-Mikoshi is a part of Mino Matsuri. Mino-Matsuri contains Hana-Mikoshi, Nagashi Niwaka, and Yama-Nerimono.
The origin of Mino Matsuri started in Edo period as the intercession for rain.
In 1900, the first Hana-Mikoshi made by young men's association. In the early Showa period, they decided to make a special Mikoshi made from their local products, Minowashi. Then, the current style of Hana-Mikoshi was created.
There are about 30 Hana-Mikoshi from all towns of Mino. They travel from Hachina Shrine to all the towns of Mino.
At Hirooka Crossing, there is "Soneri" performance. Soneri is a Mikoshi dance performance. 3 Hana-Mikoshi gather at small spots and perform widely and aggressively.
There are about 100,000 Washi flowers on the top of Mikoshi. Those flowers are attached on a bamboo brunches. Eahc Mikoshi has about 300 bamboo brunches.
Note: No smoking near Mikoshi. Soneri is very dangerous performance. So, be careful.