Cotton Festival
(Menso-sai)

4th Sunday of October
14:00-
Tenjiku Shrine


Tenjiku Shrine is the only shrine in Japan which enshrines the god of cotton.
In the festival, priests pick the cotton with traditional tools (watauchi-yumi), which is a process of after using cotton gin, in traditional rites.
This is a very peaceful festival.

Nishio City is the cradle of Mikawa Cotton.
For Tenjiku-jin (Indian) drifted ashore to the beach of Nishio with cotton seeds,
local people carry boat-shaped portable shrine called Funa-mikoshi, and
pray for long life. 15:00-


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address
Tejiku Jinja
Tenjiku-cho, Nishio C. Aichi Pref.

access
Get off at Nishio Sta. on the Meitetsu Line.
Take Meitetsu Bus bound for Kira-Yoshida (gNjgcj
Get off at Kamaya Stop.
Walk 20 min.

inquiries
Nishio C.Kanko-kyokai 0563-56-2111
Mr. Suzuki 0563-56-2341