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Chita-City Okada Spring Festival

Date : 04/13/2024, 04/14/2024

  • Okada Spring Festival
  • Okada Spring Festival
  • Okada Spring Festival

A small-town staying true to its roots even today

The Okada area's Spring Festival in Chita City boasts a history said to have begun in the Edo period and on Saturday night during its rehearsal festival, children carry lanterns in a procession to ancient Japanese musical accompaniment. Sunday sees the start of the lively main festival with the introductory pounds of taiko drums by children when three villages' floats designated as municipal cultural properties come together: the Sato Float (Sun Float), Naka Float (Rain Float), and Oku Float (Wind Float).
A dance known as the Deku Dance is performed, again to traditional Japanese music, and men at the helms of the three floats spin them around in a dizzying array of awesome manpower.

Okada Spring Festival schedule

Rehearsal Festival (Sat, Apr 13)
7:00 pm Lantern parade
7:45 pm Prayers at Okada Shimmeisha Shrine (musical performance and drumming)
8:30 pm Prayers at Hakusangu Shrine

• Floats and Deku Dance performed on Sunday only.

Main Festival (Sun, Apr 14)
8:00 am Floats' departure from Saya Storehouse and parade around the Okada area
9:00 am Float congregation (festival venue)
10:30 am Deku Dance and mechanized puppet performances
1:00 pm Float rotation
2:30 pm Deku Dance and mechanized puppet performances
4:15 pm Drum performance by three villages
5:00 pm Final float congregation


Date : Sat, Apr 13–Sun, Apr 14, 2024
Place : In front of the Great Okada Daimon Gate (Okada Nishijima)
Location : 〒478-0021
29-1 Nishijima, Okada, Chita-shi, Aichi
Fee : Free of charge

• Prices are subject to change. Check the official site, etc. for the most up-to-date information.
Phone number : 0562-51-5637 (Chita City Tourism Association)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Asakura Station on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line, take the Chita Bus (Okada, Souri, or Asakura Danchi lines) and get off at Daimon-mae Bus Stop.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Approx. 10 min. east from Nagaura Interchange on Chita Sangyo Road.
    • Approx. 10 min. west from Agui Interchange on Chitahanto Road.

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