Festivals of Japan

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

Inuyama Festival - Aichi

This festival at Haritsuna Shrine has been held since 1635. The 13 floats feature elabolate karakuri dolls, which are dedicated to Haritsuna Shrine. Each float, lit up by 365 lanterns makes, its rounds in the evening. The donden, or turning of the floats, is dramatic and intense as men lift up and turn the floats weighing more than five tons.
It was registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in December this year.

Event Dates Early April every year (tentative)
Event Details 8:00-21:00
Official site http://inuyama.gr.jp/
Location (venue) Jokamachi castle town (in front of Haritsuna Shrine)
Address 65-1 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi
Price Free admission
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Region Chubu
Category Bravery, Processions and parades

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

update: Aug.20.2018

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