This festival is held at Wakamiya Hachimansha Shrine, Sochinju (a general village shrine) in Nagoya as a big annual festival. The Fukurokuju-sha is a float registered as a cultural property and is very valuable in that it carries four wind-up dolls. Shinyotogyo-Dashihoei (a Shinto ritual to carry a portable shrine and a float) was resumed at the 1985 festival. When the procession of floats are brought out and carried through Nagoya, it resembles ancient picture scrolls showing the traditional ritual.
Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine
- The enshrined deities of Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine are Emperor Nintoku, Emperor Ojin and Takeuchinosukune, a legendary person who served in Japan's first imperial government. Tokugawa Ieyasu designated the shrine to be the main tutelary deity of Nagoya in 1610. In addition to its regular festivals, the Wakamiya Festival held on May 15-16 every year; the harikuyo festival, a memorial service for dull and broken needles; and other festivals and events are held.
|Schedule||May 15,2021 , 16|
|Time||May 15,2021 16:00～
May 16,2021 10:00～
|Venue||Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine|
|Contact||Wakamiya Hachiman-sha (Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine)|
|TEL||+81-52-241-0810(Inquiries in English not accepted)|
|Access||A 5-minute walk from Yaba-cho Station
A 7-minute walk from Osu Kannon Station
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