The Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival is considered to be one of Japan’s three great riverside festivals. It is a majestic and brilliant riverside festival with a history dating back nearly 600 years. The boats decorated with the chochin lanterns that color the river during the Yoi Matsuri at night and the Asa Matsuri in the morning, where 10 young individuals swim in the river to offer cloth halberds to the shrine, are the main events of the festival.
It was registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in December this year.
|Date||Every fourth Saturday and Sunday in July|
|Time||Yoi matsuri 18:00-22:00, Asa matsuri 8:40-12:00|
|Location (venue)||Tennohgawa Park|
|Address||Miyagawa-cho, Tsushima-shi, Aichi|
|Category||Illumination, Shrines and temples|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.