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Kishiwada Festival岸和田祭


A traditional festival in Kishiwada boasting some 300 years of history. The festival's roots are said to lie in an Inari festival held by Okabe Nagayasu, lord of Kishiwada Domain, in 1703 to ceremonially divide and transfer the deity at the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto to his castle and pray for bountiful harvests. During the festival, the entire city gets enwrapped in an energetic atmosphere as beautifully carved floats are paraded and spun around the vigorous cries of Sorya! Sorya!. At night, the floats are decorated with paper lanterns and pulled slowly along; the gentle lantern light and the sounds of traditional festival music create a magical and elegant atmosphere very different from that of the daytime. Traffic is restricted on the day of the festival, so it's best to arrive early using public transportation.

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place Osaka Kishiwadashi Kishikichou 11-30
phone 0724220686



Osaka Kishiwadashi Kishikichou 11-30 [map]



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