Aug 23, 2016

Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.

Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.

24th - 26th August, 2016 | Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.
Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, with a 250-year history, is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

The festival features a parade of floats bedecked with historical figures, castles and artificial flowers, going on the city's main streets.

Mikoshi (portable shrine) accompanied by people in traditional costumes starts from Tenman-gu Shrine, parading through the city.
Shishi-odori (local dance by men wearing deer-like hoods) to be dedicated to the shrine is performed in Mogami Koen Park , and on Minami Honcho-dori Street.  









# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160824snj.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ››  http://shinjo-matsuri.jp/






新庄まつり(山形県新庄市)

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