Okazaki/
Shinmei-Gu Grand Festival
(Nomi Shinmeigu Grand festival/\_{j

The 2nd Sunday of May and Saturday one day before.

Shinmei-gu Grand Festival is called "Shinmei-san" by local people and
one of the three grand festivals of Okazaki with Sugao Jinja Grand Festival and Okazaki Tenmangu Grand Festival..

photo courtesy of Shinmei-gu
Pretty dances are performed on the floats


Local people boast their beautiful tradition.
Photo courtesy of Diego





Saturday
time ceremony or event place
10:30- Festival Eve Ceremony Shinmei-gu main shrine
13:30- offering of "Otome no mai" dance Shinmei-gu Kagura-den
15:30- entertainments precincts of Shinmei-gu
17:00- Eve of a festival/ all the floats gather at the shrine Yoimatsuri-kaijo
19:00- Fireworks precincts of Shinmei-gu


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Sunday
7:30- Togyo/portable shrine leaves the shrine Shinmei-gu
12:00- Main Festival shinmei-gu main shrine
12:30- Floats go around the town each area
13:30- Offering of "Otome no mai" dance Shinmei-gu Kagura-den
15:30- entertainments precincts of Shinmei-gu
19:20- Floats start for the shrine from Shinmei-bashi (bridge)
-21:30 all the ceremonies finish Shinmei-gu


Togyo

This ceremony still keeps a very traditional
festival style even now.
The deity of Amaterasu-Oomikami, which transfered
to the portable shrine,
visit Otabisho(temporaly spot for having break)
which settled each blocks.
Then people wish the safe of their area
and get purification.


photo courtesy of Shinmei-gu


 









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