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Tsushima-City "Kaihisai" Omito Festival of Tsushima Shrine

Date : 03/07/2019


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

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 1,5m of diameter and over 10 meters in length are lit up creating a great flame. This burning object is carried in the shoulders of the parishioners and brought abruptly inside the shrine's grounds, where it is rolled and undone, the straw spread in 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!

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Date : March 7th (Thursday), 2019
Holding time : 8:00 PM
Place : Tsushima Shrine
Location : 〒496-0851
1 Shinmei-cho, Tsushima-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : South: 60 parking spaces (buses OK)
East: 40 parking spaces (micro buses OK)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0567-26-3216

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the Meitestu Tsushima Line.
    Alight at Tsushima Station and 15 minutes walk.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    15 minutes from Higashimeihan Expressway Higashimeihanyatomi I.C
    15 minutes from hinomiyakisogawa I.C

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