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Spring Festival
Date : 4/8/2018
  • Spring Festival
It is said that it started when Tokugawa Yoshinao, who regarded the Shinmei-sha Shrine as auspicious, visited Mt. Komaki during the Komaki Shinmei-sha Shrine Main Festival, gave children artificial peonies and got them to sing and dance.
In 1667, Tokugawa Mitsutomo held a horse fair to promote the land of Komaki, and Uenomachi and Shimo-Honmachi built and pulled two floats. Children's plays were performed on a special stage made on the floats. In around 1975, the floats were combined into one, using the float of Shimo-Honmachi as a base.
The float stage was used for Kyogen (farcical plays) performed by young boys until the Edo period, and in the Meiji period, it became host to children's plays, before later becoming established as the site of children's Kabuki (traditional Japanese play) performances. After the war, Nihon Buyo (traditional Japanese dance) performances started to be held, and this use has remained unchanged to this day.
The Spring Festival float is designated as the city's tangible folk-cultural property.

Festival Overview


Date 4/8/2018
Time From 2:00 PM
Venue Komaki 5-153, Komaki City
Phone number 0568-76-1189(Lifelong Learning Division, Komaki City Board of Education)

Access / Map

Access / Map

Access by public transport Alight at Meitetsu Komaki Station, and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
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