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Tsutsuicho Tenno Festival
Date : Annually on the 1st weekend of June
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The Tsutsui Tenno Festival is a festival of Tsutsui-cho, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City, which starts from the first Friday night in June (Yoi Festival), and continues for the next two days: Saturday (Main Festival) and Sunday (Senshuraku).
 When an epidemic broke out during the Tenpo period, people in Jomyojimae-machi, currently near Tsutsui 4, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City and others in the area hung Dengaku amulets from Tsushima-jinja Shrine, which enshrines Gozu Tenno (a deity said to be the Indian god Gavagriva), on the doors of each house, and the people were saved from the calamity. This is why crowds of people started to pray at the Tsushima-jinja Shrine, and floats began to be pulled in Yutoriguruma-cho.
 The old Yutoriguruma float's being passed on to Jomyojimae when Kuwanamachi (currently, Naka Ward, Nagoya City) built a new float, and the fact that the float was pulled in 1832, is recorded in the "Meiyo Kenbun Zue", written by Shunko Odagiri. In 1887, Nishi-Tsutsui-cho purchased the Jinkosha float from Shinyashiki, Hiroi Village (currently, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City), and it paraded together with the Yutoriguruma float in the following year, 1888.
 Entering the Showa period, it became difficult to hold float parades due to changes in social conditions, and there were times, including the war period, when floats were not pulled. However, both of these floats resumed their participation in the Tsutsui-cho Tenno Festival from 1975. The festival was originally held on June 1st and 2nd, but it was changed to its current dates in 1987.

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Festival Overview


Date Annually on the 1st weekend of June
Venue Tsutsui Tenno-sha Shrine, etc.(Tsutsui 3, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City)

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Access by public transport Event venue 6 minutes' walk from Subway Sakura-dori Line Kurumamichi Station.
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