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Oyashiro-jinja Shrine Special Festival
Date : 7/27/2018 to 7/29/2018
  • Oyashiro-jinja Shrine Special Festival
This festival, commonly known as the Ko Festival, is a summer festival held by the Oyashiro-jinja Shrine in Ko-cho on the last Saturday and Sunday of every July. The festival originates in the pulling of the floats along with the portable shrine's visit to the Susanoo-jinja Shrine, which served as the deity's resting place, in 1869. It is assumed that this predecessor festival was being held by the Edo period at the latest.
On the Friday before the festival, the fireworks stand is received, and on the Yoi Festival held on Saturday, there is a procession of people carrying cannon fireworks from various parts of town to the Oyashiro-jinja Shrine, where young people perform spectacular hand held fireworks and let off the cannon fireworks at night.
In the Main Festival held on Sunday, floats from the four towns of Kamimachi, Nakamachi, Shitamachi, and Minamida, along with a Kabuki procession, accompany the portable shrine, in a scene which looks like a magnificent picture scroll from the old times with more than a hundred people walking the streets. The poses being struck aboard the floats under the fluttering confetti, and procession of people that follow make for a thrilling spectacle. At night, skyrockets are launched from Mt. Kobo, and the exhibition fireworks over the Otowa River add color to the nightscape.

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  • Oyashiro-jinja Shrine Special Festival

Festival Overview


Date 7/27/2018 to 7/29/2018
Venue Ryuka 5, Ko-cho, Toyokawa City
Phone number 0533-88-9622(Oyashiro-jinja Shrine)

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Access / Map

Access by public transport 10 minutes' walk from Meitetsu Main Line Ko Station.
Access by car 7 minutes by car from Otowa-Gamagori I.C.
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