- Arimatsu Festival
- Date :
Annually on the 1st Sunday of October
- In the autumn festival of Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine, presently held on the 1st Sunday of October, three floats are pulled. Because Arimatsu was originally developed as a part of Okehazama Village (Midori Ward, Nagoya City), the tutelary shrine used to be Shinmei-sha Shrine in Okehazama.
The Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine Autumn Festival originated in the practice of paying a visit from Arimatsu to Shinmei-sha Shrine of Okehazama in August of the lunar calendar. Records show that a lion dance and horse procession also came from Okehazama to Arimatsu.
The highlights of Arimatsu Festival were the Kasaboko floats and decorated Omanto horses. Inscriptions on boxes found in the float storehouses and other literature indicate that several festival floats were pulled in Arimatsu during the late Edo era.
Although Kasaboko and Omanto horses are no longer seen in the parade today, floats from Higashimachi, Nakamachi, and Nishimachi are pulled around. In around 1935, Tengu (a goblin with a long nose) and Shojo (an imaginary animal) costumes were created imitating Narumi's Shojo, and they are still worn in parades around the town today.
||Annually on the 1st Sunday of October
||Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine（Yonezuka, Narumi-cho, Midori Ward, Nagoya City）
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Access / Map
|Access by public transport
||Festival headquarters Naka-machi annual festival representative 3 minutes' walk from Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line Arimatsu Station.
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