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Nagoya-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival
Date : Jul.(The middle ten days)
  • Nagoya-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival
 The Sannomaru Tenno-sha Shrine was enshrined in Nagoya Castle's Sannomaru (the third enclosure) together with the Toshogu shrine. The Sannomaru Tenno-sha Shrine Festival was held on both June 15th and 16th. The Yoi Festival was held on the 15th, and the Morning Festival on the 16th. At that time, two Danjiri floats that were also called Okuruma were pulled. These Danjiri floats were found in the Nobi Plain area and have a tradition that dates back to the Medieval times, and the form of the float existed before the castle town of Nagoya was constructed.
 The Sannomaru Tenno-sha Shrine Festival has been held on the same day as the Wakamiya-Hachimangu Shrine Festival since before the castle was built. As a result, the floats of Shrine parishioners of Wakamiya-Hachimangu Shrine were pulled through the Honmachi Gomon gate into the castle's Sannomaru, just as they were at Toshogu Shrine Festival in April. That is why both the Tenno-sha Shrine Festival and Wakamiya-Hachimangu Shrine Festival were collectively called the Gion Festival of Nagoya.
 The Nagoya-jinja Shrine Festival is held on July 15th and 16th today. The Yoi Festival is held on the 15th. At the west side of the Noh stage to the south of the grounds, the only float that escaped destruction by fire is assembled and given a hemispherical shape through the use of many lanterns, like Tsushima's Makiwara boat. On the following day, the 16th, the Morning Festival is held. Because the Yakata part of the float doesn't exist any more, the two Noh dolls that were placed in the Yakata are now placed in front of the small shrine. The portable shrine makes its way to the Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine and back on the same day. This is an event which started in 1892.

Festival Overview


Date Jul.(The middle ten days)
Venue Nagoya-jinja Shrine(Marunouchi 2, Naka Ward, Nagoya City)

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Access by public transport 7 minutes' walk from Subway Marunouchi Station.
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