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Toyokawa-City Amagoi Festival (Amagoi Matsuri)

Date : 08/18/2018, 08/19/2018


  • Amagoi Festival (Amagoi Matsuri)

A gorgeous Kabuki Procession around the streets of old Akasaka-juku!

The Amagoi Festival (雨乞いまつり Amagoi Matsuri) is held annually in the city of Toyokawa where devotees pray for rain, and takes place amidst the streets of the Akasaka District. The event has over 300 years of history, and its highlight is the gorgeous Kabuki Procession (歌舞伎行列 Kabuki Gyoretsu), graced by actresses and actors playing the roles of Oiran, Samurai, Warriors and other famous figures, with the background music of the "hayashi" band.

Akasaka-juku is famous since centuries ago, as it was the 36th "juku" inn along the Old Tokaido Route. Some of the old-style buildings depict the look and feel of Edo Period's cities, so this event is a great chance to experience an old Japanese tradition. The old Tokaido Route passing by that location is currently known as Aichi Prefectural Route 374, and the parade takes place in the area near to the Meiden Akasaka Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line.

Schedule

[August 18th (Saturday)]
•From 5:00 AM - Shrine Festival (奥宮祭) Back of the shrine at Mt. Miyaji Peak
•From 3:00 PM - Eve Prayers Ritual (宵宮債) (Miyajiten Shrine)
[August 19th (Sunday)]
•9:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Reitaisai Festival (例大祭) (Miyajiten Shrine)
•10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Shinkosai Festival (神幸祭) (Town Streets)
•2:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Kabuki Procession (歌舞伎行列 Kabuki Gyoretsu) (Old Tokaido Route)
•4:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Shinkosai Festival (神幸祭) (Old Tokaido Route)

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : August 18th (Saturday) and 19th (Sunday), 2018
*: Event to be held even under light rain.
Holding time : Please see schedule above.
Place : Miyajiten Shrine (宮道天神社)
Kabuki Procession: Along the Old Tokaido Route
Location : 〒441-0202
1120 Miyaji, Akasaka-cho, Toyokawa-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Parking : Not available
Phone number : 0533-89-2206
(Toyokawa City Tourism Association)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    10min southwestwards walk from Meiden-Akasaka Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line (board from Nagoya Station or Toyohashi Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10min southeastwards from Otowa-Gamagori I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via Route 1.

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