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Toyota-City Asuke Festival (Asuke Matsuri)

Date : 10/13/2018, 10/14/2018


  • Asuke Festival (Asuke Matsuri)

A colorful festival to mark the Autumn in Asuke!

One of the most busy seasons of the charming town of Asuke, Toyota-City, starts in great style with the Asuke Festival, when beautiful float carriages parade around the streets near the Asuke Hachimangu Shrine displaying the dancing young people aboard them. Hayashi music players and the strong men pushing the floats complete the wonderful sight!
The festival also features Matchlock musketeers displaying firing sessions with real gunpowder and demonstrations of the ancient martial art-dance of the Bo-no-Te. Don't miss this!

Schedule

October 13th (Saturday)
Shiraku-sai (試楽祭 Rehearsal Festival) (Estimate)
2:00 PM - Procession (Oharai Purification Ritual)
6:00 PM - Procedures back at the Shrine
-During the day: matchlock firing demonstrations at the shrine's parking lot

October 14th (Sunday)
Hongaku-sai (本楽祭 Main Festival)
7:00 AM - Float departure (from Nishi-cho)
8:00 AM - Float departure (from Tamachi)
10:00 AM - Departure towards the shrine - Rituals at the shrine
12:00 PM - Matchlock and Bo-no-Te demonstrations
3:00 PM - Shrine rituals
4:00 PM - Departure of the defense troops (matchlock, Bo-no-Te)
6:20 PM - Float manoeuvres at the shrine and hailing
7:10 PM - Floats departure from shrine

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : October 13th (Saturday) and 14th (Sunday), 2018
Holding time : October 13th (Saturday) from 2:00 PM
October 14th (Sunday) from 7:00 AM
Place : Asuke Hachimangu Shrine
Location : 〒444-2424
12 Miya-no-ato, Asuke-cho, Toyota-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Phone number : 0565-62-1272 (Asuke Tourism Association)
Blocked roads : Around 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, section of the Route 153 near the Asuke Hachimangu Shrine will be closed for normal traffic.

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
    1-From Nagoya Station, board the Higashiyama Line subway and alight at Fushimi Station.
    2-Change trains to the Tsurumai Line bound to Akaike and Toyotashi (may require changing trains again in Akaike - if changing trains in Akaike is not desirable, board the train bound for Toyotashi Station from Fushimi Station).
    3-Alight at Josui Station and, from the North Side Bus Platforms, board the Toyota Oiden Bus Sanage-Asuke Line bound for Hyakunenso (さなげ-足助線 [百年草方面]) Sanage-Asuke-sen - Hyakunenso-homen).
    4-Ride for 57min (fee 500 yen), get off at Korankei (香嵐渓).
    (Reference: http://www.michinavitoyota.jp)
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 15min (9.4km) eastwards from Chikaraishi I.C. of the Sanage Green Road via Route 153, or;
    Approx. 20min (13km) eastwards from Toyota-Kanpachi I.C. of the Tokai Loop Expressway via Route 153.

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