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Chiryu-City Chiryu Festival

Date : 05/02/2018, 05/03/2018


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Chiryu Float Bunraku and Karakuri

Records of this event as a festival of Chiryu Shrine remain from the Edo period (17th Century). It is the only festival in Japan in which doll joruri performances and karakuri puppet shows are given from the top of floats. One of the 33 Japanese festivals added as joint entry “Yama, Hoko, Yatai, Float Festivals in Japan” to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage for Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on November 30th, 2016.

Highlights

Floats which measure 7 meters tall and weigh 5 tons a piece are brought out from five towns. In the Hon Matsuri festivals held once every two years, after the floats have progressed through the streets to the sound of the so called "kamimai" festival music quite as though they are going to squash the eaves of one house after another, the floats go into a shrine, and float bunraku and karakuri shows are performed. In the Ai Matsuri held the next year there are no float bunraku and karakuri performances, but gorgeously decorated floats are dedicated to the shrine.

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EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : Annually on May 2nd and 3rd (Holiday)
Place : Chiryu Shrine, Nishimachi Shinden Area, etc.
Location : 〒472-0023
12 Jinden, Nishimachi, Chiryu-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Chiryu Shrine)
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0566-81-0055 (Chiryu Shrine)
0566-83-1111 (Chiryu Tourism Association)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    10min northwards walk from Chiryu Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10min westwards from Toyota-Minami I.C. of the Isewangan Expressway via Route 155 (Toyota Minami Bypass).

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