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Enshu Yokosuka Mikumano shrine festival 遠州横須賀三熊野神社大祭

Three days where the old castle town is awash with the festival colors.


2017 / 4 / 7 fri - 9 sun
7 fri 12pm - 9pm / 8 sat 8am - 9pm / 9 sun 7am - 9pm
[Place] Mikumano shrine, Yokosuka area / 5630-1 Nishi-obuchi, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka-ken
[Information] Kakegawa southern tourism information center 0537-48-0190

Enshu Yokosuka Mikumano shrine festival held at Yokosuka district in Kakegawa city is a traditional festival which has been inherited for over 280 years since the festival culture of Edo spread to this area during the period. It is held for three days from the first Friday to Sunday of April every year, highlights of the event include Mikoshi Togyo (transferral of a portable shrine) and a parade of 13 gorgeous floats following behind through the town. On the floats, they play festival music with pipes and drums and walk around the castle town of Yokosuka district which retains the old style streets. In this season, cherry blossoms are in full bloom on the site of Mikumano shrine and they make for even more beautiful decoration for the festival.

Lower right photo : Studio Green Point

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http://www.city.kakegawa.shizuoka.jp/kankou/event/mikumanomatsuri/ (Japanese)

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