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2019 Oct.

Event Name Holding Date,Place,Holding time

10/26

Gamagori-City

Miya Festival
【Miya Festival, one of the strangest festivals in the world, with over 300 years of history】 (Origin) In 1696, the Miya Village headman, Sazaemon, dreamt that the Daimojin (the great illumined deity) of the Yatsurugi-jinja Shrine that stands in the center of the v...
10/26 to 10/27
Nanaho 139, Miya-cho, Gamagori City, etc.

The first ten days

Nagoya-City

Toda Festival
The Toda Festival is a festival held jointly by the five villages from Ichinowari, the first, to Gonowari, the fifth, each individually enshrining a deity. The beginning of Toda Festival is said to have been in 1702. From 1796, floats with a variety of karakuri puppe...
Annually on the 1st weekend of October
(all five floats participate once every four years)
Hachiman-jinja Shrine, etc.(Toda 1to 5, Nakagawa Ward, Nagoya City)

Nagoya-City

Tobe Tenno Festival
At Tobe-jinja Shrine, there were two Danjiri floats paraded. Until the Edo period, the festival was held on June 11th and 12th of the lunar calendar.  Floats were once also pulled at Minami Shingu-sha Shrine and Nagoya-jinja Shrine. Two Danjiri floats were pulled ...

Tobe-jinja Shrine(Yobitsugi 4, Minami Ward, Nagoya City)

Nagoya-City

Hoshimiya Festival(Honji Festival)
It is said that the Hoshimiya-sha Shrine was founded during the period of Emperor Jomei (from 629 to 641), and was transferred to this land when Hoshizaki Castle was constructed. It used to be located at the southernmost tip of the Hoshizaki plateau facing the sea, a...
Annually on the 1st weekend of October
Hoshimiya-jinja Shrine(Miyanishi, Motohoshizaki-cho, Minami Ward, Nagoya City)

Nagoya-City

Arimatsu Festival
 In the autumn festival of Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine, presently held on the 1st Sunday of October, three floats are pulled. Because Arimatsu was originally developed as a part of Okehazama Village (Midori Ward, Nagoya City), the tutelary shrine used to be Shinmei-s...
Annually on the 1st Sunday of October
Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine(Yonezuka, Narumi-cho, Midori Ward, Nagoya City)

Nagoya-City

Narumi Festival (Urakata)
 The Narumi Festival was originally held as a single festival across the entire Narumi region, but later came to be held separately by the Narumi-jinja Shrine (Urakata) and Narumi Hachimangu Shrine (Omotekata). The Urakata Float Festival consists of floats from four...
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Narumi-jinja Shrine(Otokoyama, Narumi-cho, Midori Ward, Nagoya City)

Inuyama-City

Oagata-jinja Shrine Annual Festival (Oagata-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival Chigoyama Hono)
The Annual Grand Festival is held on the 10th, and the Chigoyama Float Dedication is held on Sunday and Saturday around the 10th. The Chigoyama float passed down in Ninomiya-cho was built in 1816, and has a long history of some 197 years. The local people have wo...
Annually on October 10th. Chigoyama Float Parade may be held on a weekend before or after that day.
Miyayama 3, Inuyama City

Yatomi-City

Yatomi-jinja Shrine Grand Festival
An autumn festival held at Yatomi-jinja Shrine. Ishidorisha floats from the three districts of Nakaroku, Kojima-Yayoidai, and Mae-Shinden; and Kagurayakata floats from Uenowari, Nakanowari, Shitanowari , Ebie, Kuruma-Shinden, Higashi-Yayoidai, and Kamakura among othe...
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Kamihonden, Uguiura-cho, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Yoshihira-jinja Shrine Grand Festival
An autumn festival held at the Shinmei-sha Shrine in Yoshihira. This is a very lively festival, in which floats are pulled to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Yoshihira 2, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Maegahira Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Maegahira Shinmei-sha Shrine. This is a very lively festival, in which floats are pulled to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Maegahira 1, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Akiba-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Higashinakaji Akiba-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Akiba-sha Shrine in Higashinakaji. This is a very lively festival, in which floats parade to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Higashinakaji 2, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Gomyo Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Shinmei-sha Shrine in Gomyo. This is a very lively festival, in which floats parade to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Gomyo 3, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Susanoo Grand Festival (Maegasu Susanoo-sha Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Susanoo-sha Shrine in Maegasu-cho. This is a very lively festival, in which floats are pulled to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Komaegasu 72, Maegasu-cho, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Tsushima-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Nakayama Tsushima-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Tsushima-sha Shrine in Nakayama. This is a very lively festival, in which floats parade to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Motoyama 43, Nakayama-cho, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Otani Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Otani Shinmei-sha Shrine. This is a very lively festival, in which floats parade to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Otani 1, Yatomi City

Toyota-City

Yashiro-cho Hachimangu Shrine Annual Grand Festival
With regard to the float dedicated at the Yashiro-cho Hachimangu Shrine Annual Grand Festival, preserved documents show that it was purchased from Iname Village in Yahagi Town, Hekikai County for 600 yen in 1909. The float has two tiers with side wheels, a front sh...
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Yashiro-cho 1, Toyota City

Toyota-City

Hirai Hachimangu Shrine Festival
In the Shigaku Festival, the floats are decorated with lanterns with lit candles and festival music is played, and a Shinto ritual of praying at the shrine seven times is performed. In the Hongaku Festival, Hirai-cho's float goes to Dodo-cho and meets the float of ...
Annually on the 1st Sunday of October
Hirai-cho 2-108, Toyota City

Toyota-City

Asuke Hachimangu Shrine Annual Festival
【A dynamic and fantastical traditional festival 】 The Asuke Hachimangu Shrine Festival, also called the Asuke Festival, is comprised of the Shigaku Festival and Hongaku Festival. It is said that the festival has been celebrated in this style since around the la...
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Miyanoato 12, Asuke-cho, Toyota City

Toyota-City

Autumn Annual Grand Festival (Niiname Festival)
In the Niiname Festival, the float decorated with lanterns and curtains goes up the steep hill from the Torii gates to the front shrine for dedication.
Annually on the 1st Sunday of October and preceding Saturday
Morikoshi 3, Rendani-cho, Toyota City

Toyohashi-City

Maeshiba Shinmei-sha Shrine Annual Grand Festival
The float pulled around town during the Annual Grand Festival was donated by Torao Hayashi, the president of Nihon Denso at that time, in September 1961.
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Nishi 94, Maeshiba-cho, Toyohashi City

Gamagori-City

Mitake-jinja Shrine Annual Festival (Autumn Season Annual Festival Dedication Float Pulling by three districts)
Floats for adults and for children are dedicated on the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of October. (Briefing for float parade participants, cleaning and inspection of the boat, making flowers, producing the rice cake box. Singing rehearsals, decoration.) (1) About the f...
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Mitake 44, Katahara-cho, Gamagori City

Gamagori-City

Omiya-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival
(Origin, etc.) According to documents regarding the origin of the Omiya-jinja Shrine, Nyakuichioji of Kumano Sansha Daigongen was transferred from Shimoichinogo in Mt. Nachi of Kishu by Kikuhime, the daughter of Lord Fujiwara no Toshinari, who is said to have develop...
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Miyanari-cho 6-4, Gamagori City

Shinshiro-City

Sekiza-jinja Shrine Annual Festival
The highlight of this festival is the Sasa dance in the parade. The dance is performed by lower-year elementary school students dressed as sparrows who dance around freely from left to right to the drumming of the festival music.
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Kitsunezuka 14, Omiya, Shinshiro City

Tahara-City

Akiba-jinja Shrine & Hatake-jinja Shrine Grand Festival
The spirit of the deity of the Akiba-jinja Shrine, the tutelary shrine of the Konosu Beach facing Fukue Bay, is carried on the portable shrine to the Otabisho (the place where the portable shrine lodges during a festival) in the grounds of Hatake-jinja Shrine, where...
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Miyanowaki, Fukue-cho, Tahara City, etc.

Toei-Town

Autumn Grand Festival Eve Festival
The festival is held at the Suwa Nangu-jinja Shrine on the 1st Saturday and Sunday of October every year. In addition to the float parade, skyrocket fireworks and hand held fireworks liven up the atmosphere.
Annually on a weekend near to the first week of October
Omori 1, Hongo, Toei-cho, Kita-Shitara County

The middle ten days

Nagoya-City

Hira Festival
Hira, Nishi Ward, Nagoya City is located in the most northwestern part of the city, and used to be divided into north and south parts by the Shinbori Canal that flowed from east to west in between. The north part of Hira was called Kahoku and the south was called Kan...
Biannually on the 2nd Sunday of October

Rokusho-jinja Shrine(Hira 3, Nishi Ward, Nagoya City)

Nagoya-City

Hanaguruma Shinmei-sha Shrine Festival
Hiroi Village existed before the city was transferred from Kiyosu to Nagoya. As a result, along with the two Danjiri floats of the Sannomaru Tenno Festival (the current Nagoya-jinja Shrine Festival), Mimaiguruma, small Nagoya-style floats for the purpose of dedicatin...
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October

Shinmei-sha Shrine(Meieki 5, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City)

Nagoya-City

Narumi Festival (Omitekata)
 The Narumi Omotekata Festival (Midori Ward, Nagoya City) is held as the festival of Narumi Hachimangu Shrine. It is uncertain when the Narumi Hachimangu Shrine started holding their own festival, but rituals such as the Yudate Shinto ritual were held at the beginni...

Narumi-Hachimangu Shrine(Zennowa, Narumi-cho, Midori Ward, Nagoya City)

Nagoya-City

Narumi Festival (Urakata)
 The Narumi Festival was originally held as a single festival across the entire Narumi region, but later came to be held separately by the Narumi-jinja Shrine (Urakata) and Narumi Hachimangu Shrine (Omotekata). The Urakata Float Festival consists of floats from four...
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Narumi-jinja Shrine(Otokoyama, Narumi-cho, Midori Ward, Nagoya City)

Yatomi-City

Yatomi-jinja Shrine Grand Festival
An autumn festival held at Yatomi-jinja Shrine. Ishidorisha floats from the three districts of Nakaroku, Kojima-Yayoidai, and Mae-Shinden; and Kagurayakata floats from Uenowari, Nakanowari, Shitanowari , Ebie, Kuruma-Shinden, Higashi-Yayoidai, and Kamakura among othe...
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Kamihonden, Uguiura-cho, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Yoshihira-jinja Shrine Grand Festival
An autumn festival held at the Shinmei-sha Shrine in Yoshihira. This is a very lively festival, in which floats are pulled to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Yoshihira 2, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Maegahira Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Maegahira Shinmei-sha Shrine. This is a very lively festival, in which floats are pulled to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Maegahira 1, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Akiba-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Higashinakaji Akiba-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Akiba-sha Shrine in Higashinakaji. This is a very lively festival, in which floats parade to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Higashinakaji 2, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Gomyo Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Shinmei-sha Shrine in Gomyo. This is a very lively festival, in which floats parade to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Gomyo 3, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Susanoo Grand Festival (Maegasu Susanoo-sha Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Susanoo-sha Shrine in Maegasu-cho. This is a very lively festival, in which floats are pulled to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Komaegasu 72, Maegasu-cho, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Tsushima-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Nakayama Tsushima-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Tsushima-sha Shrine in Nakayama. This is a very lively festival, in which floats parade to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Motoyama 43, Nakayama-cho, Yatomi City

Yatomi-City

Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival (Otani Shinmei-sha Shrine Grand Festival)
An autumn festival held at the Otani Shinmei-sha Shrine. This is a very lively festival, in which floats parade to the sound of gongs and drums.
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Otani 1, Yatomi City

Toyota-City

Yashiro-cho Hachimangu Shrine Annual Grand Festival
With regard to the float dedicated at the Yashiro-cho Hachimangu Shrine Annual Grand Festival, preserved documents show that it was purchased from Iname Village in Yahagi Town, Hekikai County for 600 yen in 1909. The float has two tiers with side wheels, a front sh...
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Yashiro-cho 1, Toyota City

Toyota-City

Asuke Hachimangu Shrine Annual Festival
【A dynamic and fantastical traditional festival 】 The Asuke Hachimangu Shrine Festival, also called the Asuke Festival, is comprised of the Shigaku Festival and Hongaku Festival. It is said that the festival has been celebrated in this style since around the la...
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Miyanoato 12, Asuke-cho, Toyota City

Toyota-City

Kumano-jinja Shrine Autumn Grand Festival
In the Kumano-jinja Shrine Autumn Grand Festival, the float parades slowly throughout the town to lively calls of, "Wasshoi, Wasshoi". When the float arrives at the Kumano-jinja Shrine, festive drumming is dedicated from the portable shrine. At present, the float...
Annually on the 3rd weekend of October
Fuseta 4, Asugawa-cho, Toyota City

Miyoshi-City

Miyoshi Hachiman-sha Shrine Autumn Grand Festival
In the Miyoshi Hachiman-sha Shrine Festival held every year in mid-October, floats are pulled around and are dedicated to the Hachiman-sha Shrine. The two floats, Miyoshi Kami-gumi and Miyoshi Shimo-gumi, take turns each year to lead the float parade. The histo...
Annually on the 3rd weekend of October
Miyanokoshi 30, Miyoshi-cho, Miyoshi City

Toyohashi-City

Tadako Hachiman-sha Shrine Annual Festival
In 1981, a youth parishioners' group was established at the Tadako Hachiman-sha Shrine. In May 1982, the youth parishioners cut timber from the shrine grounds, and built a float complete with carving etc. After the float had been built, a Shrine ritual and festival m...
Annually on a weekend in mid-October
Norikoji 30, Ushikawa-cho, Toyohashi City

Toyohashi-City

Minato-machi Shinmei-sha Shrine Annual Festival
The Minatomachi Shinmei-sha Shrine, famous for the Onzo Festival held on May 14th and 15th, holds an Annual Festival on October 14th and 15th, in which the six towns hold a float parade together. Although three out of the six town used to own a float, two were disman...

Minato-machi 1, Toyohashi City

Toyohashi-City

Maeshiba Shinmei-sha Shrine Annual Grand Festival
The float pulled around town during the Annual Grand Festival was donated by Torao Hayashi, the president of Nihon Denso at that time, in September 1961.
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Nishi 94, Maeshiba-cho, Toyohashi City

Gamagori-City

Mitake-jinja Shrine Annual Festival (Autumn Season Annual Festival Dedication Float Pulling by three districts)
Floats for adults and for children are dedicated on the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of October. (Briefing for float parade participants, cleaning and inspection of the boat, making flowers, producing the rice cake box. Singing rehearsals, decoration.) (1) About the f...
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Mitake 44, Katahara-cho, Gamagori City

Gamagori-City

Omiya-jinja Shrine Annual Grand Festival
(Origin, etc.) According to documents regarding the origin of the Omiya-jinja Shrine, Nyakuichioji of Kumano Sansha Daigongen was transferred from Shimoichinogo in Mt. Nachi of Kishu by Kikuhime, the daughter of Lord Fujiwara no Toshinari, who is said to have develop...
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Miyanari-cho 6-4, Gamagori City

Shinshiro-City

Sekiza-jinja Shrine Annual Festival
The highlight of this festival is the Sasa dance in the parade. The dance is performed by lower-year elementary school students dressed as sparrows who dance around freely from left to right to the drumming of the festival music.
Annually on the 2nd weekend of October
Kitsunezuka 14, Omiya, Shinshiro City

Tahara-City

Akiba-jinja Shrine & Hatake-jinja Shrine Grand Festival
The spirit of the deity of the Akiba-jinja Shrine, the tutelary shrine of the Konosu Beach facing Fukue Bay, is carried on the portable shrine to the Otabisho (the place where the portable shrine lodges during a festival) in the grounds of Hatake-jinja Shrine, where...
Annually on the 2nd Sunday of October
Miyanowaki, Fukue-cho, Tahara City, etc.

The last ten days

Minamichita-Town

Nishimura District Festival
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 pu...
Annually on a Sunday in late October (float parade held only once every three years)
Nagasaka 70, Yamami, Minami-Chita Town, Chita County

Toyota-City

Kigan Festival
The festival originates in a dedication to pray for protection from the plague, and this prayer service was carried out in June before the early Meiji period. The festival date was changed to the 4th Sunday in October in 1965. The Shiga-jinja Shrine, where the fe...
Annually on the 4th Sunday of October
Miyamae 405, Shiga-cho, Toyota City

Toyota-City

Kumano-jinja Shrine Autumn Grand Festival
In the Kumano-jinja Shrine Autumn Grand Festival, the float parades slowly throughout the town to lively calls of, "Wasshoi, Wasshoi". When the float arrives at the Kumano-jinja Shrine, festive drumming is dedicated from the portable shrine. At present, the float...
Annually on the 3rd weekend of October
Fuseta 4, Asugawa-cho, Toyota City

Miyoshi-City

Miyoshi Hachiman-sha Shrine Autumn Grand Festival
In the Miyoshi Hachiman-sha Shrine Festival held every year in mid-October, floats are pulled around and are dedicated to the Hachiman-sha Shrine. The two floats, Miyoshi Kami-gumi and Miyoshi Shimo-gumi, take turns each year to lead the float parade. The histo...
Annually on the 3rd weekend of October
Miyanokoshi 30, Miyoshi-cho, Miyoshi City