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Okazaki-City Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)

Date : 04/08/2018


  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
  • Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)

In Okazaki City, birthplace of Unification Hero Tokugawa Ieyasu, the main event right in the middle of the cherry blossom season festivities is the Ieyasu Procession. This event offers a chance to remember not only the legacy of Ieyasu, who unified Japan under one rule through great hardship to establish the foundations for a peaceful 260 years of the Tokugawa Shogunate (the Edo Period), but also to acknowledge the performance of the Mikawa warriors, including the four generals serving the Tokugawa Clan. Every year, a different celebrity is chosen to play the role of Ieyasu, so the crowds are always thick with curious, celebrating people.

Ieyasu Procession

About 1,000 people dressed as warriors and cavaliers parade along with Lord Ieyasu through his hometown, creating something of an Edo Period time slip, akin to an historic picture scroll. Starting with the opening ceremony at famous Iga Hachimangu Shrine, the parade marches 3.5km around the downtown avenues and onto the Otogawa riverbed, culminating in a reenactment battle where matchlock and military formation demonstrations are staged.

The 2018 Tokugawa Ieyasu Hero will be played by celebrity Ken Matsudaira!
Event Schedule

Date: April 8th (Sunday), 2018
Procession/Parade Departure Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
1:30 PM - Departure from Iga Hachimangu Shrine
1:50 PM - Nomidori 1 Intersection
2:05 PM - Honmachi-dori 1-chome Intersection
2:10 PM - Kosei-Kita Intersection
2:20 PM - Kagoda Park
- Tenma Intersection
2:35 PM - Shimacho Intersection
2:45 PM - Higashiokazaki Station Intersection
-Myodaiji Honmachi Intersection
-Tonobashi-Minami Intersection
3:00 PM - Otogawa River Riverbed
*: Course on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/so7rH1

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : April 8th (Sunday), 2018
Location : 〒444-0075
Okazaki-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Free temporary parking and paid parking available
Phone number : 0564-23-6217 (Okazaki City Tourism Division / Tourism Association)

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ACCESS

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    Walk northwards from Higashi Okazaki Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).

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