Dec 6, 2012

Teppo Matsuri (Gun Festival), at Iida Hachiman Shrine, Ogano-machi, Saitama

Teppo Matsuri (Gun Festival), at Iida Hachiman Shrine, Ogano-machi, Saitama

8th - 9th December, 2012 | at Iida Hachiman Shrine, Ogano-machi, Saitama

Teppo Matsuri (Gun Festival) at Iida Hachiman Shrine, Ogano-machi, Saitama Pref., features a parade of floats and local Kabuki plays on both days. The highlight of this festival is Otachi Shinji in which two sacred horses gallop up the steps to the Shrine, amid a volley of rifle shots into the air, from around 4 pm, and Mikoshi (portable shrines) and floats parade through the town from around 5 pm.
# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]   http://www.town.ogano.lg.jp/index.html

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