Wakamiya Festival

(Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine Annual Festival)
May 16th
(If 16th falls on Sunday, procession will be canceled)

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha annual festival was one of the three biggest festivals in Nagoya
together with Toshogu Festival (Nagoya Tosho-gu shrine) and Tenno Festival (Tenno-sha shrine)
until the World War II.

In former days they had seven floats, but now only one float called
Fukurokujyu-sha is remained..
Mechanical puppets were made by a mountain priestTamon'in in 1676.
A puppet player Takeda Jusaburo refined on them in 1768.
We can view Fukurokuju-sha on the Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Reisai Festival
and also in the Nagoya Festival held on the second Sat. and Sun of October.

10:00- Shinto ritual
11:00- Dedication of Karakuri performance
12:50 Float starts Wakamiya hachiman-sha (shrine)
13:40 karakuri doll performance in front of Okayakoki Bldg.
13:50 Starts
.14:10 Break in front of Manjo Bldg.
14:20 Start
14:30 Arrive at Nagoya Shrine
karakuri doll performance
15:20 Starts
15:40 karakuri doll performance in front of Seiundo Bldg.
16:35 karakuri doll performance in front of Okamoto Bldg.
17:00 Arrve at Wakamiya Hachiman-sha

3-35-30 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya

TEL: 052-241-0810
FAX: 052-251-2414

Get off at Yabacho station on the Meijo subway line

Take exit 4
approx. 10-min. walk