Nagakute-City Yazako Omanto Festival
Date : 10/07/2018
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.