Introduction of The Festival

Tsunami Matsuri Wakayama Pref

In 1854 a tsunami struck Hiro village in Wakayama Prefecture, when Mr. Goryo Hamaguchi saved many lives of his fellow villagers. The festival is to ease the soul of the victims and to express appreciation for Mr. Hamaguchi who also built a large seawall at his own expense after the tsunami.

Category
Memorial service・Water festival
Location(s)
Hiromura Teibou (Hirogawa Town in Wakayama Prefecture)
Date(s) of Matsuri
November 5
Contact
Access
Ten minutes taxi ride from JR Yuasa Station
URL
Conservation Group
Hirohachiman Jinja
Note