Shirohachimangu Shrine Festival (白八幡宮大祭)
A traditional event conducted by the Shirohachimangu Shrine boasting over 300 years of history, because it is derived from the Kyoto Jidai Festival and the Gion Festival, it Is nicknamed the Kyoto Festival of Tsugaru. The festival parade temporarily transport's the shrine's god around the town. Designated an Intangible Cultural Property by the town, the parade centers around two portable shrines and also consists of Shinto priests on horseback, sacred horses, and people dressed in traditional costumes and bearing sacred objects and treasures. The portable shrines are followed by festival floats carrying musicians performing traditional music, and children dancing a traditional dance called the chancharenko, enveloping the parade route in a spectacular, showy atmosphere.
- Aomori Pref. Nishitsugarugunajigasawamachi Honchou 69 [map]
- 2021/8/14-16 Daytime operation
- Average attendance
- Street stall
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori’s fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.