- Asuke Hachimangu Shrine Annual Festival
- Date : Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
- 【A dynamic and fantastical traditional festival 】
The Asuke Hachimangu Shrine Festival, also called the Asuke Festival, is comprised of the Shigaku Festival and Hongaku Festival.
It is said that the festival has been celebrated in this style since around the late Edo period.
This festival transmits the old tradition of the cordial reverence of the Asuke people toward the Asuke Hachimangu Shrine as the head shrine in the area.
The floats feature a stage in the front.
During the two days of the festival, four floats are pulled around the town and events like the portable shrine procession, the floats entering the shrine, matchlock shooting, Bonote (a Japanese dance based on forms of Japanese martial arts using long sticks), and Bonten-nage (the throwing of white paper representing the object of worship) are held.
After the Bonten-nage, the lanterns on the floats are lit, generating a fantastical atmosphere.
The main shrine of the Asuke Hachimangu Shrine, where the festival is held, is designated as a national important cultural property, and the old streets of Asuke, where you can envisage the rich history, have been designated as a traditional architecture preservation district.
|Date||Annually on the 2nd weekend of October|
|Venue||Miyanoato 12, Asuke-cho, Toyota City|
|Phone number||0565-32-6561（Cultural Property Division, Toyota City Board of Education）|
Access / Map
Access / Map
|Access by public transport||3 minutes' walk from Meitetsu Bus Asuke.|
|Access by car||Approx. 20 minutes from Sanage Green Road Chikaraishi I.C.
Approx. 25 minutes from Tokai-Kanjo Expressway Toyota-Kanpachi I.C.