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Toyota-City Asuke Spring Festival (Asuke Shrine Annual Festival - Shigenori Festival) (Asuke Haru Matsuri)

Date : 04/07/2018, 04/08/2018


  • Asuke Spring Festival (Asuke Shrine Annual Festival - Shigenori Festival) (Asuke Haru Matsuri - Asuke Jinja Reisai - Shigenori-sai)
  • Asuke Spring Festival (Asuke Shrine Annual Festival - Shigenori Festival) (Asuke Haru Matsuri - Asuke Jinja Reisai - Shigenori-sai)
  • Asuke Spring Festival (Asuke Shrine Annual Festival - Shigenori Festival) (Asuke Haru Matsuri - Asuke Jinja Reisai - Shigenori-sai)
  • Asuke Spring Festival (Asuke Shrine Annual Festival - Shigenori Festival) (Asuke Haru Matsuri - Asuke Jinja Reisai - Shigenori-sai)

Asuke Shrine is located to the east of Asuke Hachimangu Shrine and holds this annual festival in honor of Hero Asuke Jiro Shigenori, who fought for the Southern Court of Emperor Go-Daigo in the Genko War (1331) at the Siege of Kasagiyama (Kyoto). In ancient times, this festival was usually held on May 3th, which was the date in which Hero Shigenori passed away, but as of recently, it is held on the second Sunday of April, and on the day before, during the Sakura Cherry Blossoms season.

Each of the seven towns that compose the central area of Asuke District (Shinno-cho, Tamachi, Honmachi, Shinmachi, Nishimachi, Miyamachi, and Juei-cho) take their Hanaguruma float (lit. "Flower Car") and parade them around Asuke. The Hanaguruma floats are beautifully decorated with cherry blossoms, wisterias and other floral arrangements, and teenage girls play the Taiko drums accompanying the Hayashi festival music played by the band.
Young guildsmen in their twenties, called "Wakaren", maneuver the Hanaguruma around the streets by energetically pushing and pulling.
It is said that this event, being a gorgeous Girl Festival with the flowers and such, is the opposite to the masculine and courageous Autumn Festival.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : April 7th (Saturday) and 8th (Sunday), 2018
Holding time : April 7th (Saturday), 2018
[Shigakusai Eve Festival] 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April 8th (Sunday), 2018
[Hongakusai Main Festival] 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
*: Starting time for the Hanaguruma floats parades vary depending on the town.
Place : Asuke Shrine, Asuke Hachimangu Shrine, and other locations across Asuke Town.
Location : 〒444-2424
12 Miyanoato, Asuke-cho, Toyota-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0565-62-1272 (Asuke Tourism Association)

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 Toyotashi Station and, from the East Gate Bus Platform No. 1, board the Meitetsu Bus bound for Asuke (矢並線[足助方面]Yanami Line bound for Asuke).
    4-Get off at Korankei (香嵐渓) (45min ride - 800 yen) and walk a short distance westwards.
    (Reference: http://michinavitoyota.jp/portal/bus.html)
  • 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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