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Nishimura District Festival
Date : Annually on a Sunday in late October (float parade held only once every three years)
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An Autumn festival held at the Hachiman-sha Shrine, the village shrine in the Nishimura District. After the shrine ritual held at the main shrine, the float known to be decorated with the best carving in Minamichita Town is pulled around. This float was originally pulled around in the current Yahagi-cho of Okazaki City in the late Edo period, and was given to the Nishimura District during the Taisho era. It is a large float featuring both the Chita style and Mikawa style. The carving was done in the late Edo period by Segawa Jisuke Shigemitsu, a skilled craftsman of Nagoya. The three dimensional carvings of giant imaginary creatures on the front pillars are of a sort rarely found even throughout the whole country, and the carvings of Rikijin (a kind of Shinto god), a dragon, tiger, and carp climbing up a waterfall, which employ extravagant gold dye techniques are said to be Shigemitsu's finest works. On a stage created out of boards laid across the front shafts of the float, a dance is performed by little dancers, bringing a touch of flamboyance to a fine autumn day. This float with such magnificent carvings is these days only pulled around once in three years because of the decrease in the population.

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  • Nishimura District Festival
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Festival Overview


Date Annually on a Sunday in late October (float parade held only once every three years)
Time From 9:00 to 16:00
Venue Nagasaka 70, Yamami, Minami-Chita Town, Chita County
Phone number 0569-65-2880(Minamichita Town Cultural Heritage Preservation and Utilization Executive Committee or Social Education Division, Minamichita Town Board of Education)
0569-62-3100(Minamichita Town Tourist Association)

Access / Map

Access / Map

Access by public transport Alight at Meitetsu Chita New Line Utsumi Station. Take the Umikko Bus bound for Morozaki-ko, alight at Yamami, and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
Access by car Approx. 8 minutes in the Yamami direction from Minamichita Road Kou I.C.
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