June 2017 Events – Nagoya International Center

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Festivals ◆Atsuta Jingū: Upcoming events 熱田神宮 ・Atsuta Matsuri 熱田まつり Photo courtesy of Atsuta Jingū Officially known as the Reisai (例祭 / annual festival), the most significant festival of all those held at Atsuta Shrine. A number of events and attractions are held in and around Atsuta Jingū in conjunction with the festival, drawing around 200,000 people each year. Among the sights are kentō-makiwara (votive lanterns attached to straw in a tree-like arrangement, 17:30 – 20:30) at each entrance of the shrine grounds, and fireworks (which can be viewed from around the nearby Atsuta Jingū Park [熱田神宮公園] – park off-limits during fireworks – and Shirotori Park [白鳥公園], 19:40 – 20:30). For Atsuta locals, the festival is the beginning of the yukata- (summer kimono) wearing season each year, as they browse the stalls, fan in hand, enjoying the season. When: Mon. 5 Jun. (10:00 – 20:30) ; In the event of rain, kentō-makiwara and fireworks will be postponed to the following day. Where: Atsuta Jingū (熱田神宮) and surrounds, Atsuta Ward (熱田区)     ・Mita Shrine Rice Planting Ceremony 御田神社御田植祭 Photo courtesy of Atsuta Jingū A festival praying for bountiful crops. Rice seedlings are presented to the deities at Mita Shrine and young maidens perform a graceful field dance as an offering to pray for a bumper harvest. The rice seedlings are planted in the field for ceremonial rice at Hikamianego Shrine (氷上姉子神社) in Midori Ward on the fourth Sunday in June. When: Sun. 18 Jun. (from 10:00) Where: Mita Jinja (御田神社) in…
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June 2017 Events
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June 2017 Events

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