Wakamiya Festival (May 15-16, 2016)

Wakamiya Festival
One of Nagoya’s largest festivals
May 15 & 16
This is one of Nagoya’s largest festivals and is held annually, on 15 and 16 May, at Wakamiya Hachimansha Shrine, the shrine of the guardian deity of Nagoya. The Fukurokujusha float, originally built in 1676, is a designated Cultural Asset of Nagoya City and carries four karakuri marionettes, whose skillful performances are part of the ritual and one of the main attractions. On the first day, the float is pulled out within the shrine grounds. On the second day, the float accompanies the mikoshi in a procession as it travels along Honmachi-dori to Nagoya Shrine.

Wakamiya Festival
Wakamiya Hachimansha Shrine
(Next to Shirakawa Park)
3-35-30 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya
7 minute walk from Yaba-cho Station Exit 4 (Meijo Line)
(052) 241-0810
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