Matsuri of This Month

Karitahime Jinja Annual Festiva; (October 3 of every five years)

[Fukui Pref] Natashoshimo, Oi, Fukui Prefecture
The festival features Shishimai (Kylin l…

Lion Dance of Yasakajinja (October 10-11)

[Fukui Pref] 40-1 Yai, Minamiechizen Cho, Fukui Prefecture Yasakajinja
The Shishimai (lion dance) of Yasakajinj…
 
 

Yanagidajinja Autumn Festival (May 5, October 4, November 3)

[Fukui Pref] Hatta, Echizen Cho, Fukui Prefecture
The festival features Shishimai (Kylin l…

Kamase Nosonbutai (Late October)

[Tokushima Pref] Yamajinja, Kamaze, Yokoishi, Naka Cho, Tokushima Prefecture
This is one of the new theaters in the p…
 
 

Kimotohachimangu Autumn Festival (Saturday and Sunday after October 13)

[Wakayama Pref] Kinomotohachimangu Kinomoto, Wakayama City
Kinomoto-no-shishimai is a lion dance in…

Fujishiro Shrine Annual Festival (The second Sunday in October)

[Wakayama Pref] Fujishiro, Kainan City, Fujishiro Shrine
In Kumanokodo Road, there are “Kujuku Oj…
 
 

Sudahachimanjinja Autumn Festival (The first Saturday and Sunday in October)

[Wakayama Pref] 622 Sudacho Tarui, Hashimoto City, Wakayama Prefecture, Sudahachimanjinja Shrine
The festival features the largest Yatai …

“Sanbanso,” kabuki play in Futagawa village (The second Sunday in October)

[Wakayama Pref] Shiroyama Jinja
This is a unique Noson kabuki (farmers' …
 
 
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Kenkoku Shrine Autumn Festival (October 18)

[Wakayama Pref] Yuasa, Yuasa-chō, Wakayama Prefecture, Kenkoku Shrine
Sanmenshishi literally means Kylin lion …

Hirohachiman Shrine Autumn Festival (September 30 – October 1)

[Wakayama Pref] Kaminakano, Hirogawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Hirohachiman Shrine
The festival features Dengaku (ritual mu…