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Shitara-Town Damine Dengaku Festival

Date : 02/09/2019


  • Damine Dengaku Festival
  • Damine Dengaku Festival
  • Damine Dengaku Festival
  • Damine Dengaku Festival
  • Damine Dengaku Festival
  • Damine Dengaku Festival

A shrine ritual held since the Edo period to pray for a good harvest

This ritual is held annually at the Damine Kannon Temple, and consists of three parts - Hiru Dengaku (Afternoon), Yoru Dengaku (Night) and Asa Dengaku (Morning). The most distinguishing feature is Yoru Dengaku, a celebration held in anticipation of a good harvest. Starting from a week prior to the festival, the "Dengakushu", townspeople who perform the ritual, undergo "mizugori" (cold water splashes to cleanse bad spirits from the body) and eat separately from their families, all to cleanse body and mind. Held mainly to pray for abundant harvest, this folkloric art features extensive performance displays of kagura and ta-asobi movements, and is appointed an Important Intangible Folk Culture Heritage of Japan, registered as "The Dengaku of Okumikawa", together with the dengaku of Horaiji Temple and Kurosawa.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : Annually on the 2nd Saturday of February
(February 9th (Saturday), 2019)
Holding time : Hiru Dengaku: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Yoru Dengaku: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Asa Dengaku: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Place : Yatakasan Koshozenji Temple (a.k.a. Koshoji Temple and Damine Kannon Temple)
Location : 〒441-2221
14 Kajisawa, Damine, Shitara-Town, Kitashitara-District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available
Phone number : 0536-64-5028 (Yatakasan Koshozenji Temple (a.k.a. Koshoji Temple and Damine Kannon Temple))
0536-62-1000 (Shitara Town Tourist Association)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Hon-Nagashino 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), take the Toyotetsu Bus bound for Taguchi (田口), get off at Damine (田峯) (approx. 28min ride, 690 yen) and walk southwards, then northwards, for 35min (1.8km, 183m climb) (please check https://goo.gl/Cz7BeM (Google Maps) for the hiking route). HIKING MAY REQUIRE SOME PHYSICAL FITNESS, in case of doubt, please take a taxi from Hon-Nagashino Station.
    (bus reference: https://www.toyotetsu.jp/rosen/figure.html#cate_t)
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 30min (19.2km) northwards from Shinshiro I.C. of the Shin-Tomei Expressway via routes 151, 257, 436, 32, and 389 (head westwards at the short access located between the Shitara Police Station Damine Substation (設楽警察署田峯駐在所) and Danmine Post Office (段嶺郵便局) to access the northwards hill climb access road that leads to Damine Castle and Damine Kannon Temple).

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