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[Futagawa Shuku Honjin Matsuri]

A festival which re-enacts a procession of the lord of Yoshida Castle

A re-enactment of the Edo-period Daimyo Gyoretsu (lord's procession) of Matsudaira Izuminokami Nobuakira, lord of Yoshida Castle, which would pass through Futagawa Shuku on its way to and from the capital. Along with the daimyo himself, some 300 participants, including princesses, attendants, servants and maids, parade through a post town still rich in Edo culture. The modern participants recreate the dress of people who would have been seen in the procession in the Edo period down to the last detail, and spectators are also treated to the sight of stately palanquins and a whole range of other fine accouterments. The event is all the livelier for the accompanying antiques markets and lively performances on Japanese drums.
Posted photos Main Yakko Odori.
Side Upper: Attendants. Bottom: Masahime, daughter of Matsudaira Izunokami Nobuakira.
Date November 3rd, 2019
* The Futagawa Shuku Honjin Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year in November.
Time 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location 65 Aza Naka-machi, Futagawa-cho, Toyohashi Cty, Aichi
Phone +81-532-41-8580 (Futagawa Shuku Honjin Museum) (Japanese only)
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 5 minutes, alight at "Futagawa Station", and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
URL Futagawa Shuku Honjin Museum

updated on Aug 29, 2019

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