Festivals of Japan

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

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival - Nagasaki

Nagasaki Kunchi is an annual festival of Chinzei Taisha Suwa Shrine, the tutelary deity of the people of Nagasaki, and has a history dating back more than 380 years. In 1641, after two prostitutes dedicated the noh song “Komee” in front of Suwa Shrine, it developed into a gorgeous festival incorporating foreign dances over the course of several hundred years. It is one of three kunchi festivals in Japan and is designated an important intangible folk cultural property. It is held for three days from October 7th-9th and neighborhoods throughout the town make it Nagasaki’s signature autumn festival.

Event Dates Every year for three days from October 7 to 9
Event Details The Hono-Odori dance and portable shrine procession (leaving and returning to the shrine) of the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival 2021 have been cancelled. Please see the official website for details.
Official site http://travel.at-nagasaki.jp/en/what-to-see/64/
Location (venue) Suwa Shrine and other locations around Nagasaki
Address 18-15, Kaminishiyama-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki (Suwa Shrine)
Venue website https://www.osuwasan.jp/page0200.html
Price Tickets are required on the landing. Prices vary depending on the seat.
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Region Kyushu
Category Dance, Shrines and temples, 踊り

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

update: Aug.30.2021

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