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Nagakute-City Yazako Omanto Festival

Date : 10/07/2018


  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival

A festival with plenty of the Sengoku Warring States romance

This peculiar harvest festival is held annually in Nagakute-City and features a "Dashi", which symbolizes the deity, mounted on a horse. Held biannually by alternating with the Kamigo Sentinel Festival (Kamigo Keigo Matsuri), the contents of both festivals are similar in which a troop of armored guards bearing cudgels and matchlocks escorts the Manto Horse 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 also appointed an Intangible Folk Culture Heritage of Nagakute.

  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival
  • Yazako Omanto Festival

Procession and Matchlock Blank Firings Map

Yazako Omanto Festival

*: Please steer clear from the matchlock firings, since even firing mere blanks, the sound blast and sparks may pose a hazard to anyone standing near enough.
*: Course and locations subject to change.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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  • Bus Stop
Date : October 7th (Sunday), 2018
Holding time : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place : Yazako Area in Nagakute-City
Location : 〒480-1196
60-1 Yazakoshiro-no-Uchi, Nagakute-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
*: Nagakute City Hall address, rituals and processions held in several locations across the city.
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Nagakute City Hall Parking Lot, free of charge (cap. 100 cars)
*: Due to limited availability, guests are kindly requested to use public transportation as best as possible.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0561-56-0627 (Nagakute City Lifelong Learning Department)
Cautionary Notes : •Be advised that 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 and persons who are sensible to loud sounds.
•Please do not obstruct the procession of the troops.
•Due to limited parking availability, please use public transportation as best as possible.

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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ACCESS

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    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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