Okazaki-City [Events Partially Cancelled]
Nomi Shinmeigu Shrine Festival
(Nomi Shinmeigu Taisai)
Date : 05/08/2021, 05/09/2021
The scale of the 2021 Nomi Shinmeigu Shrine Festival will be reduced with an emphasis on Shinto rituals.
A Festival of Rituals and Floats
The Nomi Shinmeigu Shrine Festival is one of Okazaki-City's Three Great Festivals, with huge ritualistic events that have maintained their format virtually unchanged since early-mid-Edo Period. The event culminates in the "Dashi Miya-iri" ritual, when the eight floats converge at the shrine, each with the countless decoration lanterns hanging about and all lit up at once, being pushed around the city in the direction of the main shrine.