Sep 3, 2015

Tsuruga Matsuri (Mikoshi Parade), Tsuruga City, Fukui Pref.

Tsuruga Matsuri (Mikoshi Parade), Tsuruga City, Fukui Pref.

2nd - 4th September, 2015 | Tsuruga City, Fukui Pref.

This festival is part of a longer festival (lasting from September 2nd to September 15th) and is the annual autumn ceremony at Kehi Shrine.

The first 3 days of this long festival are called Tsuruga Matsuri.
It starts on the eve of the festival with a traditional Chigo dance.
Then big parades begin with 6 portable ‘Goshintai’ (a symbol of the spirit of a deity)shrine floats which date from the Muromachi period.

They are followed by great carnival marching and Minyo dances.
This festival excites people visiting Tsuruga during this festival.    (*reference: Fukui Tourist Association)  

# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
[Official Homepage of the Event]

敦賀まつり(福井県敦賀市 氣比神宮)

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