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Higashiura-Town Higashiura Odai Festival

Date : 04/13/2019


  • Higashiura Odai Festival
  • Higashiura Odai Festival
  • Higashiura Odai Festival

A festival to honor a hero’s mother

Higashiura-Town every year holds the “Odai Festival” in honor to "Odai-no-Kata", mother of Hero Tokugawa Ieyasu and a natural of those parts. Events in the celebration involves a procession of about 2km by both margins of the Myotokuji River, known as the “Odai Stroll Pathway”, under the shadow of 400 trees of sakura planted along both embankments, all in full bloom by the time of the event.

The town of Higashiura, located at the eastern region of the isthmus of the Chita Peninsula, is a renowned place due to, among other things, the fact that hero Tokugawa Ieyasu’s mother was born there. “Odai-no-kata”, which roughly translates as “the person of Odai”, was a daughter of the Mizuno Clan which ruled the Chita District of Owari. At a very young age, she was married to Matsudaira Hirotada, in order to approximate the two families. Despite being called a “procession”, it is more like a parade, for there’s a fanfare band, with dancers, and a whole accompanying troupe. The sakura cherry blossoms are a particularly nice attraction of this cute event!

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : April 13 (Saturday), 2019
* Postpones to the next day in case of inclement weather.
* If next day also rains, procession to be held inside Aeon Mall Higashiura.
Holding time : 9:20 AM - Opening ceremony behind the Chuo Library
9:30 AM - Odai Procession
10:00 AM - Stage Events
Place : Odai Park
Odai Stroll Pathway
Location : 〒470-2102
2-1 Shamida, Ogawa, Higashiura-Town, Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Limited parking available at the grounds of the Higashiura Junior High School, Odai Park and Higashiura Town Hall (Choyakuba)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0562-83-6118

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15min southwestwards walk from Ogawa Station of the JR Taketoyo Line.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10min eastwards from Chita-Higashiura I.C. of the Chitahanto (Chita Peninsula) Toll Road.

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