Tsushima-City [Reduced contents in 2022]
Owari Tsushima Autumn Festival
(Owari Tsushima Aki Matsuri)
Date : 10/01/2022, 10/02/2022
Kamori Float Karakuri at Kamori Branch, combined Ishitori Festival float parade at Meitetsu Tsushima Station, Tsushima Karakuri Float and carriage parade at Tenno Ave., are all cancelled for 2022.
With around 300 years of history, this autumn festival takes place every year on the first Saturday and Sunday of October. The main attractions are the floats adorned with karakuri mechanized doll puppets. Sixteen dazzling floats weave along energetically underneath the autumn skies accompanied by the Tsushima festival music.
The karakuri puppets do calligraphy, fly in the air, act out various scenes, and generally leave the audience rapt. There's so much excitement to be had in Shagiri, where the front wheels of the float are lifted from the ground so that it turns gallantly. The Ishitori Matsuri car threads through the gorgeous floats ringing bells and banging drums, and bearing traditional Kagura Shinto music from great flute and taiko drum players.