(Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine Annual Festival)
(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.
3-35-30 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Get off at Yabacho station on the Meijo subway line
Take exit 4
approx. 10-min. walk