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Shinshiro-City [Closed to the public]
Omi-no-Hoka Festival

Date : 08/14/2022, 08/15/2022

  • Omi-no-Hoka Festival

The 2022 Omi-no-Hoka Festival will be held closed to the public.

Rugged Men Bearing Gigantic Fans and Drums Dance in a Mesmerizing Ritual!

Deep amidst the mountains of Okumikawa area in the city of Shinshiro, rests the old Senshoji Temple. Every year on August 14th and 15th, the townspeople hold the unique Omi-no-Hoka Festival at the temple's grounds, a local tradition persisting from the Kamakura Period, and appointed an Intangible Folk Culture Heritage of Aichi Prefecture. Since those olden times, it has been part of the local celebrations for Obon.
In this peculiar ceremonial event, a group of men with gigantic 3-meter high fans strapped to their backs will dance around while carrying and playing big fat drums about 50 centimeters in diameter each. It is believed that the fans will both drive the music of drums and bells to echo across the mountains, and "fan away" the sorrows for the year, whilst soothing the souls of the ancestors.
While simple in its procedures due to the countryside location of the temple, it is a memorable sight to behold!

Omi-no-Hoka Festival


Date : 2022 event held privately, general public admission not allowed.
(Annually on August 14 and 15)
Holding time : August 14 (Sunday): From 5:00 PM
August 15 (Monday): From 6:00 PM
Place : Senshoji Temple
Location : 〒441-1315
11 Teranomae, Omi, Shinshiro-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Phone number : 0536-22-0673
(Shinshiro Shitaragahara Historical Museum)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    6 min. walk northwards from Omi Station of the JR Iida Line (board from Toyohashi Station, in turn reachable by JR Tokaido Main Line or Meitetsu Nagoya Line from Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10 min. (2.3 km) northwards from Shinshiro I.C. of the Shin-Tomei Expressway.

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