Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Saijo Festival - Ehime

Saijo Festival is a traditional autumn festival in Saijo City that has continued since the Edo period.
It is a collective festival for Isono Shrine, Kamo Shrine, Iwaoka Shrine, and Iizumi Shrine to give thanks to the gods for a bountiful harvest.
Approximately 150 floats (danjiri, mikoshi, Taikodai), said to be the most in Japan, from each town of the parishioners in the city are dedicated to the shrines. The elaborately-carved floats line up during the festival and make their way across town with the sounds of taiko, gongs, and festival shouts echoing through the streets. Many describe it as “glamorous beauty” with tourists flocking to see the festival and the rituals at local shrines.

 

Kamo Shrine ritual 2017.10.7 – 2017.10.8
Iwaoka Shrine ritual 2017.10.14 – 2017.10.15
Isono Shrine ritual 2017.10.15 – 2017.10.16
Iizumi Shrine ritual 2017.10.16 – 2017.10.17

Date Oct.7.2017 - Oct.17.2017
Official site http://www.city.saijo.ehime.jp/soshiki/kanko/maturi2.html
Location (venue) Kamogawa Kasenjiki Park (at the entrance to the river)
Address Fukutakeko, Saijo-shi, Ehime
Kamogawa Kasenjiki Park
View on Google Maps
Region Shikoku
Category Processions and parades, Shrines and temples

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Mar.6.2017

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