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Chita-City Okada Spring Festival
(Okada Haru Matsuri)

Date : 04/16/2023

  • Okada Spring Festival (Okada Haru Matsuri)

See the Spinning Floats of Chita-City!

Chita-City annually celebrates the "Okada Spring Festival," featuring three gorgeous floats in a procession that meanders by several parts of the town. Yet another example of the ancient Japanese 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 sometime in mid-August, but probably because of the intense summer heat, it became celebrated in the spring.

This festival's major attractions are the "Karakuri" dolls and their realistic movements, the unusual ribbon decorations, and 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.


Date : April 16 (Sunday), 2023
Place : Okada Daimon-mae
Location : 〒478-0021
35 Nakatani, Okada, Chita-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Phone number : 0562-51-5637 (Chita City Tourism Association)

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  • 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. 10 min. eastwards from Nagaura I.C. of the Chita Sangyo Road.
    •Approx. 10 min. westwards from Agui I.C. of the chita-Hanto Road.

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