• HOME
  • Okada Spring Festival (Okada Haru Matsuri)

Chita-City Okada Spring Festival (Okada Haru Matsuri)

Date : 04/14/2018, 04/15/2018


  • Okada Spring Festival (Okada Haru Matsuri)

Let's see the spinning floats of Chita-City!

Chita-City annually celebrates the "Okada Spring Festival", featuring 3 gorgeous floats in procession meandering by several parts of the town. Yet another example of the Japanese ancient ceremonies, this event has its roots about 400 years ago, when the current village of Okada was divided in Oku, Naka and Sato villages - hence the three floats used in the event. Up until the middle of the Meiji Era, the festival was held somewhere in mid-August, but probably because of the intense summer heat, it passed to be celebrated in the spring.

This festival's major attractions are the "Karakuri" dolls and their realistic movements, the unusual ribbon decorations, and definitely, the "Nejimawashi" acrobatic spinning of the floats upon arrival at the shrines: an impressive display of manly force, with the nice visual effect of the rustling decorations.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : April 14th (Saturday) and 15th (Sunday), 2018
Place : Okada Daimon-mae (Jiunji Temple Main Gate Front)
Location : 〒478-0021
Okada, Chita-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Unavailable
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0562-33-3151

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Asakura Station of the Meitetsu Tokoname Line, take the Chita Bus (Okada, Souri, or Asakura Danchi lines) and get off at Daimon-mae.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10min from Nagaura I.C. of the Chita Sangyo Road (Route 155)

Share spot information with a smartphone

QR code

ACCESS MAP

Search for other nearby spots that could be included in the route
List of displayed spots
KeywordKeyword
#Okada Spring Festival
#Okada Haru Matsuri
#Floats Festival
#Aichi Festival

INFORMATION ON THE SURROUNDING AREA

Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)Handa-City

Yakachigawa River and Red Spider Lily Fields (Yakachigawa Higanbana)
Be amazed by the beauty of nature! From late September to early October, the banks of the ...
  • Parking

Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum (Niimi Nankichi Kinenkan)Handa-City

Nankichi Niimi Memorial Museum (Niimi Nankichi Kinenkan)
This is the museum built in honor to Nankichi Niimi, a natural from Handa-City and the hig...

    TOKONAME STORETokoname-City

    TOKONAME STORE
    Under the red roof tiles of a big warehouse in Tokoname-City, three smaller houses, painte...
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

    Pottery FootpathTokoname-City

    Pottery Footpath
    The iron rich clays of Tokoname in Aichi Prefecture produce a rich earthy red, to dark bur...
    • Multipurpose toilet
    • Parking

    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THESE SPOTS

    • Toyohashi TramsToyohashi-City

      Toyohashi Trams
      History & CultureIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsHistory & TraditionHistory & Culture
    • Okazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu MuseumOkazaki-City

      Okazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum
      History & CultureMuseums, Aquariums, Art galleries, Science MuseumsIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsHistory & TraditionHistory & Culture
    • Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)Handa-City

      Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)
      History & CultureMuseums, Aquariums, Art galleries, Science MuseumsIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsHistory & TraditionHistory & CultureIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsFood
    • MIZKAN MUSEUM (MiM) / Handa CanalHanda-City

      MIZKAN MUSEUM (MiM) / Handa Canal
      History & CultureIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsExperiential TourismHistory & TraditionHistory & CultureIndustrial tourism & Traditional crafts

    Page Top