Festivals of Japan

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

Ishioka Festival (Grand Festival of the Hitachi no Kuni Sosha Gu Shrine) - Ibaraki

Ishioka Festival is the grand festival of the Hitachi no Kuni Sosha Gu Shrine, one of the three great Kanto festivals.
Starting with the elegant mikoshi portable shrines, more than 40 gorgeous dashi floats and brave horojishi lions parade through the city during the three-day festival which attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.

Event Dates Every year on September 15 and for three days with Respect for the Aged Day as the last days.
Event Details With regards to holding the event in 2021, in consideration of the impact of COVID-19, on Wednesday, September 15 only the Reisai (annual festival) and a minimal-scale Kaminigiwai, a ritual event of dedication (festival music performance on a float and Horojishi-mai lion dance, etc.) will be held within the grounds of Hitachinokuni-Soushagu Shrine, and the events in the city have been postponed until next year.
Official site http://www.city.ishioka.lg.jp/page/page001339.html
Location (venue) Around Hitachi no Kuni Sosha Gu Shrine and JR Ishioka Station
Address 2-8-1 Sosha, Ishioka-shi, Ibaraki
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Region Kanto
Category Processions and parades, Shrines and temples

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

update: Sep.2.2021

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