Dekimachi Tenno Festival
[Nagoya-City]
Date : Annually on the 1st weekend of June
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The Dekimachi Tenno Festival of Higashi Ward is a festival of the Susanoo-sha Shrines (Tenno-sha Shrines) enshrined in each of the towns of Nishinokire, Nakanokire, and Higashinokire of Kodekimachi. The respective floats are pulled: Kashikajinsha from Nishinokire, Kasuisha from Nakanokire, and Ogishisha from Higashinokire.
 Although it is not known for certain when the Tenno Festival of Dekimachi began, it is said that a small temporary shine of the Tsushima Gozu Tenno-sha Shrine enshrined to ward off the summer plague developed into the float festival. It is mentioned in the ""Nagoya Festival"" written by Monsui Ise, that the festival first started ""150 to 160 years ago"" (150 years ago from that time would be around 1751 to 1763 in the Horeki era). The story has been passed on that in the beginning, people couldn't get permission to pull the floats, so they buried the wheels in the ground, made the floats look like lantern stands, and dug them up and pulled the floats after the inspection by officers was over. According to the records, three floats were confirmed after 1824. Regarding the origins of these three floats, Ougishisha of Kodekimachi is said to have been purchased from elsewhere in 1805, and Kashikajinsha of Nishinokire is said to have been purchased from Sumiyoshi-cho in 1810. Legend also has it that Nakanokire's float was received from a feudal lord in 1821.
 In 1945 during the Pacific War, both Nakanokire and Higashinokire's floats were burned. Later, Higashinokire rebuilt their float, while Nakanokire received the Kasuisha float of Wakamiya Festival. Although Dekimachi's Tenno Festival dates were changed around several times in early June, they were changed to the present festival dates, namely, the first Saturday and Sunday in June, in around 1965, and have remained that way to this day. On the Friday just before the festival, a lion dance by children) is performed in Nishinokire, while a Yoi Festival (eve festival) is held in Higashinokire.

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

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Access by public transport Event venue Alight at City Bus Key Route Bus Tokugawaen-Shindeki Bus Stop, and walk for 4 minutes.
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