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Shinshiro-City Horai-ji Temple Dengaku
(Horai-ji Dengaku)

Date : 01/03/2023

  • Horai-ji Temple Dengaku (Horai-ji Dengaku)

The Dengaku event at famous Horai-ji Temple originated as a memorial service, idealized by the monks as a ritualistic dance to be carried along with the townspeople, in honor of the protective divinity that succeeded in beheading the mountain-dwelling demon by order of the legendary ascetic Rishu Sennin, to whom the temple's foundation is attributed. The procedures have reached their current model after the cross-mixing believed to have occurred during the Muromachi period, combining elements of the countryside life and asceticism with the religious faith in Bhaisajyaguru, the Buddha of Medicine known in Japan as Yakushi Nyorai. Held mainly to pray for abundant harvest, this folkloric art features extensive performances of kagura and ta-asobi movements, and is appointed an Important Intangible Folk Culture Property of Japan, registered as "The Dengaku of Okumikawa."


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Date : Every year on January 3rd
(January 3 (Tuesday), 2023)
Holding time : Procedures begin at around 12:00 PM
Place : Dengaku Hall near the Horai-ji Temple Main Hall
Location : 〒441-1944
1 Horai-ji, Kadoya, Shinshiro-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Phone number : 0536-29-0829 (Shinshiro City Tourism Association)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    • From Hon-Nagashino Station of the JR Iida Line (board from Toyohashi Station), take the Toyotetsu Bus bound for Horai-ji Peak (鳳来寺山頂 Horaiji Sancho). Get off at the final stop.
    (Reference: https://www.toyotetsu.jp/station/491/P1/)
    *: Bus operation subject to changes. Please check before your trip.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Approx. 22 min. (13.8km) northeastwards from Shinshiro I.C. of the Shin-Tomei Expressway via routes 151, 32, 389, and 524, or;
    • Approx. 50 min. (29.5km) northeastwards from Toyokawa I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via routes 151, 32, 389, and 524, or;
    • Approx. 20 min. (13.1km) southwestwards from Horaikyo I.C. of the San-En Nanshin Expressway via routes 151, and 524.

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