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Kanie-Town Sunari Festival

Date : 07/29/2018, 08/04/2018, 08/05/2018


  • Sunari Festival - Yoi Eve Festival
  • Sunari Festival - Yoi Eve Festival
  • Sunari Festival - Asa Morning Festival
  • Sunari Festival - Asa Morning Festival
  • Sunari Festival - Asa Morning Festival
  • Sunari Festival - Asa 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 during 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.

Highlights

Sunari Festival - Yoi Eve Festival

During Yoi Matsuri ("Yoi Matsuri" means the evening festival), "makiwarabune" straw boats float up the Kanie River, each with 12 lighted lanterns (the number of months in a year) set on it vertically and 365 lighted lanterns (the number of days in a year) set on it in a semicircle. During Asa Matsuri ("Asa Matsuri" is the morning festival), it is the turn of "danjiri" boats decorated with plum and cherry blossom flowers and bearing floats with dolls placed on top. Miyoshi Bridge is raised on this day and this day alone to let the festival boats pass on their way upriver, and the sight is a real festival highlight.

  • Sunari Festival - Yoi Eve Festival
  • Sunari Festival - Yoi Eve Festival
  • Sunari Festival - Asa Morning Festival
  • Sunari Festival - Asa Morning Festival

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : August 4th (Saturday), 2018: Eve Festival (Yoi Matsuri) 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 5th (Sunday), 2018: Morning Festival (Asa Matsuri) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Holding time : Eve Festival (Yoi Matsuri): August 4th (Saturday), 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Morning Festival (Asa Matsuri): August 5th (Sunday), 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location : 〒497-0031
1363 Monyashikikami, Sunari, Kanie-Town, Ama-District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Phone number : 0567-95-1111 (Kanie Town Tourist Association)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15min northwestwards walk from Kanie Station on the JR Kansai Main Line (board from Nagoya Station).
    *: Shuttle bus (free of charge) availability and schedule: TBA
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 5min eastwards from Kanie I.C. of the Higashi-Meihan Expressway.

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