Autumn festival of gyo*hachibanshinsha is magnificent festival to have parishioner of more than ten thousand 24 greatest villages in the Harima district.
Attraction of festival is lantern kneading on fire before Miyairi developed at lantern march of eve and cherry blossoms door front to be said to be "lantern Festival".
Lantern procession which line of continued towards shrine totally goes ahead through sando from each district like wave of light gently.
We let you pat on green bamboo which raised turn, lantern when we approach cherry blossoms door front each other intensely high in the sky.
Sound that Kankan and bamboo are clapped, lantern which blows on fire, and burns down, stir of shout and crowd of parade following a portable shrine.
Even if it is broken one engine without staying, we still bump bamboo many times and repeat conduct that it is in circle while singing Ise leading and hits the ground.
Bell resounds with dingdong from the precincts, and excitement of festival reaches at the climax.
As for the origin of lantern Festival, mikoshi of three transferred to three God (Jinguu empress, Emperor Ojin, gyokuihimemei) pushes itself forward with festive house-door lantern nito of togo journey to do, Otabi lantern in resting place for a portable shrine; shitanogahajimaridatoka.
That becomes gradually after the war radical, and it is said that we came to show intense kneading on fire before Miyairi.
Among parishioner villages, it is seven villages of direction of the shore that take charge of lantern.
Using domestic meeting lantern which became old before is so, but is prepared several hundred brand-new exclusive lanterns now.
In Hongu of 22nd, 18 stands or estrade buttocks, lion estrade buttocks are begun to work out, and various dedication art such as estrade buttocks art shown on stand kneading on fire, lion dance, the estrade buttocks stage giving stand by shout of "Chaucer!" highly is sightseeing.
We place annual autumn festival information in this page.
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Every year: From October 21 to October 22