Kanie-Town [Only Shrine Rituals Held]
Date : 08/01/2020, 08/02/2020
Only shrine rituals to be held in 2020 (not open to the public)
*: There will be no fireworks and street stalls connected to the Evening Festival or Morning Festival
A River Festival With a 400-Year History
The Sunari Matsuri Festival is held jointly by Tomiyoshi-Tatehaya Shrine and Hakken-sha Shrine in Kanie Town. Since various religious ceremonies are held over 100 days or so, it is also called the "100-Day Festival." On the first Saturday of August, the Yoi-matsuri Festival Eve has boats festooned with paper lanterns on the river. The Morning Festival the next day has boats with Takasago dolls and festival music players going up the river.
One of the 33 Japanese festivals added as joint entry “Yama, Hoko, Yatai, Float Festivals in Japan” to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage for Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on November 30th, 2016.