Shitara-Town Shimizu Chochin Lantern Festival (Shimizu-no-Chochin Matsuri)
Date : 06/30/2019
This is a kind of “Gion Matsuri” festival said to be modeled after the utterly famous lanterns of the Tsushima Tenno Festival, in the city of Tsushima. For ages, festivals using the “chochin” paper lanterns have been a tradition around the eastern Aichi Prefecture area deep within the mountains known as Oku-Mikawa area. However, not all of them have been transmitted down the generations with so much passion as this.