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Tsushima-City [Only Shrine Rituals Held in 2022]
"Kaihisai" Omito Festival of Tsushima Shrine

Date : 02/20/2023

  • "Kaihisai" Omito Festival of Tsushima Shrine
  • "Kaihisai" Omito Festival of Tsushima Shrine

Only shrine rituals to be held in 2022. Members of the public will not be allowed to attend.

The Kaihisai Festival (Omito) is an important ritual with over 700 years of tradition at the famous Owari Tsushima Shrine. At around 7:30 in the evening, two massive straw torches measuring about 1.5 meters in diameter and over 10 meters in length are lit up creating a great flame. This burning object is carried on the shoulders of the parishioners and brought abruptly inside the shrine's grounds, where it is rolled and undone, the straw spread on the ground while still burning. The faithful spectators will then dispute among themselves to gather some of the straw - taking care to burn it a little - now believed to serve as amulets to ward off lightning bolts, crop parasites and, believe it or not, toothaches!

Live Broadcast on the Clover TV Official YouTube Channel!

On March 3rd (Tuesday) the “Kaihisai” Omito Festival taking place at Tsushima Shrine will be broadcast live on the official Clover TV YouTube Channel!
On the day of the event, please watch the festival from the link below.

YouTube LIVE Broadcast
Official YouTube Channel “Clover TV/FM Nanami”
Live Broadcast: March 3rd (Tuesday) from 7:15 PM


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Date : March 3rd (Thursday), 2022
Holding time : From 7:15 PM
Place : Tsushima Shrine
Location : 〒496-0851
1 Shinmei-cho, Tsushima-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Parking : Available (cap. 100 cars)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0567-26-3216

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the Meitestu Tsushima Line.
    Alight at Tsushima Station and walk 15 minutes.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    15 minutes from Yatomi I.C. of the Higashi-Meihan Expressway.

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