Festival of the shrine, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties and highlighted by two parades of boats, makiwara-bune boats decorated with hundreds of lighted lanterns under the fireworks display and danjiri-bune boats with a doll of noh (traditional masked drama) play's character each placed atop, on the pond in Tenno-gawa Park. Many events are scheduled during the festival period.
Schedule & Key events:
● July 22
from 7 p.m.: Lanterns light up
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Parade of five makiwara-bune boats
● July 23
8:40 a.m.-noon Parade of six danjiri-bune boats
Location: Tsushima-jinja Shrine, Tsushima, Aichi
JR Kansai Honsen Line to Yatomi Station. From there, take Meitetsu Bisai Line to Tsushima Station, and then walk 20 min.
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.