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Narumi Festival (Omitekata)
Date : Oct.(The middle ten days)
  • Narumi Festival (Omitekata)
 The Narumi Omotekata Festival (Midori Ward, Nagoya City) is held as the festival of Narumi Hachimangu Shrine. It is uncertain when the Narumi Hachimangu Shrine started holding their own festival, but rituals such as the Yudate Shinto ritual were held at the beginning of Edo period.
 According to the ""Narumi Saireizu"" by Enkoan, the Narumi Hachimangu Shrine Festival was held on August 14th and 15th of the lunar calendar in 1779. The portable shrine procession arrives at the Otabisho (the place where the portable shrine lodges during a festival) on the night before the Hongaku Festival, and on the festival day, a parade of Kasaboko floats led by Shojo (an imaginary animal) returns to the Hachimangu Shrine. A float called the Tsuriyakata plays festival music. Records show that some Tsuriyakata floats had a stage on which shows were performed. Kasaboko floats with decorative carving and lacquered carts began to appear in around the Bunka/Bunsei eras. Later, Tsuriyakata floats developed into Hayashiguruma festival music floats.
 The float parades were discontinued for a while due to the effects of the Isewan Typhoon in 1959, and even after they resumed, changes were seen in the structure of the festival itself, such as the festival period being reduced. Nevertheless, the festival has continued to be held every year to this day.

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  • Narumi Festival (Omitekata)
  • Narumi Festival (Omitekata)
  • Narumi Festival (Omitekata)

Festival Overview


Date Oct.(The middle ten days)
Venue Narumi-Hachimangu Shrine(Zennowa, Narumi-cho, Midori Ward, Nagoya City)

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Access by public transport Narumi Hachimangu Shrine 9 minutes' walk from JR Tokaido Main Line Odaka Station, or 13 minutes' walk from Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line Narumi Station. 
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