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Nagakute-City Kamigo Sentinel Festival (Kamigo Keigo Matsuri)

Date : 10/08/2017


  • Kamigo Sentinel Festival (Kamigo Keigo Matsuri)
  • Kamigo Sentinel Festival (Kamigo Keigo Matsuri)

With "Keigo" meaning "Standing Guard", this peculiar harvest festival held annually in Nagakute-City features a "Dashi", which symbolizes the deity, mounted on a horse. A troop of armored guards bearing cudgels and matchlocks escorts the animal as it goes on procession around the city. From time to time, the troupe stops and the guards will fire their weapons, representing the fierceness with which the generous god is protected by the townspeople. Held as thanksgiving ritual for the harvests of fall since ancient times by the peoples of Owari and West-Mikawa, it is appointed an Intangible Folk Culture Heritage of Nagakute.

*: Event held biannually by alternating with the Yazako Omanto Festival (Yazako Omanto).

EVENT OVERVIEW

Holding time : 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Estimated)
Place : Kamigo District (rituals at Kumano Shrine, Shinmeisha Shrine, Agurin Village, Tado Shrine)
Location : Maeguma-Shimizu, Nagakute-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(area around Tado Shrine - Kamigo District)
Parking : Unavailable, guests are kindly requested to use public transportation as best as possible.
Phone number : 0561-56-0627 (Nagakute City Hall)
Cautionary Notes : •Be advised that from about 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM during the day of the event, matchlock firings will cause strong blasts around the area - which are arguably much stronger than the sound emitted from modern firearms, so be careful, especially with children.
•Please do not obstruct the procession of the troops.
•No parking facilities available, please use public transportation as best as possible.

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
    To Tado Shrine: 16min (1.3km) northwards walk from Koen-Nishi Station of the Linimo (board from Fujigaoka Station, in turn reachable from Nagoya Station by subway Higashiyama Line bound for Fujigaoka).

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