Atsuta Matsuri
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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