Nagasaki Kunchi (長崎くんち)
This ceremony of Suwa-jinja Shrine, long revered for housing Nagasaki's local deity, is considered one of Japan's three largest Kunchi, as well as being designated a national Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Legend says the festival began in 1634, when two prostitutes offered a sacred komai dance in front of Suwa-jinja Shrine, and each year a neighborhood is designated the Dance Town, where residents perform traditional Japanese dances, dragon dances, lion dances, and other gorgeous sacred dances and performances. There are also mikoshi portable shrine parades, and many people come from all over Japan to watch. After the sacred dances finish in the shrine hall, there are short Garden Dance dances and performances at companies, government offices, and homes throughout the city, and depending on the place you can see some outstanding performances.
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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Nearby Tourist Attractions
This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.