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Toyoake-City Okehazama Historical Battlefield Festival (Okehazama Kosenjo Matsuri)

Date : 06/02/2018, 06/03/2018


  • Okehazama Historical Battlefield Festival (Okehazama Kosenjo Matsuri)

Pure historical entertainment! An impressive parade of figurants gorgeously characterized as samurai and soldiers, and a great samurai battle reenactment, among other interesting events!

In 1560, Oda Nobunaga and Imagawa Yoshimoto fought the important "Battle of Okehazama". Annually in June, the local townsfolk of Toyake-City hold the Okehazama Historical Battlefield Festival (Okehazama Kosenjo Matsuri). Although having originally started as a Memorial Ceremony for the Dead of War, nowadays it is a popular festival with lots of entertainment and interesting attractions, such as samurai parade which anyone can participate, Samurai Battle Reenactment, and where many historical fans gather.

Events in the 2018 Edition

June 2nd (Saturday) - *: Not the main event's day.

· Warriors Festival - *: Visitors welcome.
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM [Warriors' Mound "Senjinzuka"]

· Yoshimoto's Tomb Ceremonial - *: Visitors welcome.
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM [Okehazama Battlefield Legendary Place (Okehazama Kosenjo Densetsuchi)]

· Yoshimoto's Spiritual Festival - *: Visitors welcome.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM [Kotokuin Temple Main Hall]

· History Guided Tour
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [Okehazama Battlefield Legendary Place (Okehazama Kosenjo Densetsuchi)]

Sunday, June 3rd (Sunday)

· Entertainment Performances
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM [Kotokuin Temple Unjo Hall]

· History Guide
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [Okehazama Battlefield Legendary Place (Okehazama Kosenjo Densetsuchi)]

· Food and drink booth · Flea market
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM [Kotokuin Temple Unjo Hall, etc.]

· Hinawaju Matchlock Arquebuses Live Firing Demonstration
9:00 AM - 11:20 AM [Kutsukake Castle Ruins Park]

· Bo-no-Te "Hand of Pole" Martial Art Performance
9:00 AM - 11:20 AM [Kutsukake Castle Ruins Park]

· Japanese Drum Taiko Demonstration
9:00 AM - 11:20 AM [Kutsukake Castle Ruins Park]

· Refreshment Serving Service (limited availability)
9:00 AM - 11:20 AM [Kutsukake Castle Ruins Park]

· Military Parade "Busha Gyoretsu"
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM [From Ishizuka Park intersection to Kotokuin Temple]

· Battle of Okehazama Reenactment Theatrical Performance
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM [Kotokuin Temple Unjo Hall]

*: Schedule may change under unexpected circumstances.

Meitetsu Hiking (held concurrently) June 3rd (Sunday)

· Reception time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
· Reception place: Meitetsu Zengo Station (just show up and apply)
· Hiking Course: Zengo Station - Misaki Waterside Park - Kashima Shrine - Kutsukake Castle Ruins Park - Okehazama Battlefield Legendary Land - Kotokuin Temple - Arimatsu
*: Small gift for participants (limited availability).

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : June 2nd (Saturday) and 3rd (Sunday), 2018
Holding time : Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Memorial Festival only)
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Place : Okehazama Battlefield Legendary Land (Okehazama Kosenjo Densetsu Chi) (Main Venue), Kotokuin Temple, Katsukake Castle Ruins Park (Katsukakejoshi Koen)
Location : 〒470-1168
3-2 Minamiyakata, Sakae-cho, Toyoake-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Kotokuin Temple)
Parking : Unavailable (visitors are kindly requested to use public transportation as best as possible).
Phone number : 0562-92-8332 (Okehazama Historical Battlefield Festival Executive Committee)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Main Venue at the Okehazama Battlefield Legendary Place (桶狭間古戦場伝説地 Okehazama Kosenjo Densetsuchi):
    3min (100m) southwards walk from South Exit of Chukyokeibajo-Mae Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board the train bound for Chiryu and Toyohashi from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).

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