[Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri]
A riverside festival where the mood of summer is colored by festival boats
With more than 600 years of tradition, "Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri" is considered to be one of Japan's three great riverside festivals. The "Yoi Matsuri" and "Asa Matsuri" ("Evening Festival" and "Morning Festival", respectively), in which festival boats sail down the Tenno River, has been designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan under the title "Danjiribune Gyoji". ("Danjiribune" is a rare word for the festival boats, and "gyoji" means event.) A particularly fantastical spectacle is to be seen during the Yoi Matsuri, when the Tsushima Gosha, five festival boats bearing a total of 365 paper lanterns, are rowed across the river to the sound of flutes.
|Date||July 23rd and 24th, 2016
Yoi Matsuri from 6:00 p.m., Asa Matsuri from 8:45 a.m.
|Location||1 Miyagawa-cho, Tsushima-shi, Aichi (Tenno River Park)
1 Shinmei-cho, Tsushima-shi, Aichi (Tsushima Shrine)
|Phone||+81-567-24-1111 (Tsushima City Industry Development Division) (Japanese only)|
|Access||Take the Meitetsu Tsushima Line from "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" close to "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 27 minutes, alight at "Tsushima Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.|
updated on Aug 31, 2016
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