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Minamichita-Town Toyohama Sea Bream Festival (Religious rituals only in 2023)
(Toyohama Tai Matsuri)

Date : July(The last ten days)

  • Sea Bream Festival
  • Sea Bream Festival
  • Sea Bream Festival
  • Sea Bream Festival

Religious rituals only in 2023

Something fishy is going on in Minami-Chita!

Picture this: giant sea bream weighing around one ton charging and attacking each other in clouds of sand while being chased by near-naked men before returning to the sea where they splash and bob about!

Is it a Godzilla-like movie remake of Jaws? A giant fish version of King Kong? No, it's the annual Sea Bream Festival, held to pray for the safety of Toyohama's residents and fishermen's safe return. Built with 10–18-meter-long bamboo stalks and wood, then covered in a cloth skin, the giant fish are paraded around by some 60 young men who shout and cheer as the shoulder the giant fish, fins moving and all!


Date : Sat and Sun at the end of Jul each year
Holding time : 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Place : Toyohama Nakazu area in the town of Minami-Chita
Location : 〒470-3412
Toyohama Nakazu, Minami-Chita-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi
Phone number : 0569-62-3100 (Minamichita Town Tourism Association)
Attendance last year : Approx. 5,000 people
Number of food vendors : Approx. 10 stalls

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, board the express train bound for Kowa, get off at Kowa Station and board the Umikko Bus's Toyohama Line bound for Morozaki Port. Get off at Tai Matsuri Hiroba/Hanahiroba-Mae Bus Stop and walk a short distance to the venue.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10 min. (3 km) south from Toyooka Interchange on Minamichita Road.

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