Atsuta Matsuri at Atsuta Jingu
June 5, 2017

Officially known as the Reisai annual festival, this is the most significant festival of all those held at Atsuta Shrine throughout the year. A number of events and attractions are held in and around Atsuta Jingu in conjunction with the festival, drawing around 200,000 people each year. Among the sights are kento-makiwara (votive lanterns attached to straw in a tree-like arrangement, 17:30 – 20:30) at each entrance to the shrine grounds, and fireworks (which can be viewed from around the nearby Atsuta Jingū Park (The park is off-limits during fireworks)  and Shirotori Park , 19:40 – 20:30).

For Atsuta locals, the festival is the beginning of the yukata (summer kimono) season each year, as they browse the stalls, fan in hand, enjoying the season.

 

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