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Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

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Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

Source: Akasaka Hikawa Shrine

Reproduce the festival of the Edo period by the parade of the Miya-mikoshi and the floats

In the Edo period, the “Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri” where 2 portable shrines of the main shrine and 13 Edo style floats walked along, was the third largest festival in Edo, following the festivals of Hie Jinja Shrine and Kanda Jinja Shrine according to “Japanese festival ranking”. However, due to the modernization, the floats were no longer used at the Festival, one of the portable shrines of the main shrine was transferred, and the other was burned down by the Tokyo air raid. The 9 remaining floats were restored and the portable shrine was renewed, so the Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri regained the taste of Edo.
At the “Shinko-sai” to be held on September 16, joint carrying of floats and town’s portable shrines will be carried out. After that, the portable shrine of the main shrine and floats walk around Akasaka and return to Hikawa Shrine.
On 15th and 16th September, food stalls by local eateries line up in the precincts, and bon odori is also held.


Event Name Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri
Venue Akasaka Hikawa Shrine, around Akasaka/Roppongi
Dates September 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018
Open Hours 【Holding time of major events】
September 14 18:00-21:00 Carrying of 1 float and 2 town’s portable shrines
September 15 13:30-15:00 Carrying of children’s portable shrines
September 16 10:00-17:30 ”Shinko-sai”
September 15, 16 15:00-21:00 Food stalls by major restaurants in the Akasaka area
September 15, 16 18:30-21:00 Bon Odori
Admission Free
Address 6-10-12 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3583-1935

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