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Kariya-City Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)

Date : 07/28/2018, 07/29/2018


  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)
  • Kariya Mando Festival (Akiba Shrine Festival)

Heroic warlord dolls floating in the midsummer twilight

In a festival of Akiba Shrine which boasts more than 230 years of history and is usually held every year on the last Saturday in July and the day after, young men dance to music played on flutes and drums while each carries on his shoulders a papier-mâché warrior doll called a "mando", each of which is finely crafted out of bamboo and Japanese paper, and is about 5 m tall and 60 kg in weight.

Kariya Mando Festival

Flames are lit in the mandos, and the sight of them floating in the midsummer twilight is a truly epic one that utterly captivates all who see it.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : July 29th (Saturday) & 30th (Sunday)
*: Cancels in case of inclement weather.
Holding time : July 29th (Saturday) from 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
July 30th (Sunday) from 4:50 PM to 10:00 PM
Place : Downtown Kariya City (area surrounding Akiba Shrine)
Location : 〒448-0845
2-101 Ginza, Kariya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Akiba Shrine)
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Unavailable
*: Road blocks will restrict transit around the venue.
Phone number : Weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM:
0566-23-4100 (Kariya City Tourism Association)
Daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM:
0566-45-5833 (Kariya Station Front Tourist Information Center)
2016 Attendance : About 113,000

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    •15min westwards walk from Kariya Station of the Meitetsu Mikawa Line and JR Tokaido Main Line (board from Nagoya Station or Chiryu Station).
    •5min northwards walk from Kariyashi Station of the Meitetsu Mikawa Line (board from Kariya Station or Chiryu Station).

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