October 2017 Events

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Festivals ◆Owari Tsushima Autumn Festival 尾張津島秋まつり Photo courtesy of Tsushima City TourismAssociation Said to have begun around 300 years ago, a unique feature of the Owari Tsushima Autumn Festival is its extravagant traditional floats, or dashi (山車). Onlookers enjoy the exciting spectacle of the competing floats, along with the sight of the floats being turned and performances of their karakuri marionettes. The lantern-adorned Ishidori Matsuri floats (石採祭車) are another highlight, with their gong and taiko drum accompaniment. When: Sat. 30 Sep. and Sun. 1 Oct. Where: Meitetsu Tsushima Stn. (名鉄津島駅), Tsushima Shrine (津島神社), and other locations in Tsushima City (津島市) Access: A 15-minute walk west from Tsushima Stn. (津島駅) on the Meitetsu Bisai and Tsushima Lines (名鉄尾西・津島線)     ◆The Ladder-Climbing Shishi of Asakura 朝倉の梯子獅子 Photo courtesy of Chita City A Shishi (a mythical, lion-like creature), performed by two men, climbs a 31-step ladder to a nine-meter high scaffold and gives a skillful performance. Watch the creature’s acrobatic feats as it climbs, atop the tower, and as it slides down to earth. Gasp as the bold dance continues while the tower creaks and sways. When: Sat. 30 Sep. (from 19:00) and Sun. 1 Oct. (11:00, 13:00, 19:00) Where: Musan Jinja (牟山神社 / Musan Shrine) in Chita City (知多市) Shinchi Aza-Higashiyashiki (新知字東屋敷) Access: A 3-minute walk south east from Asakura Station (朝倉駅) on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (名鉄常滑線) Admission: Free.     ◆O-Manto Matsuri おまんと祭り Photo courtesy of Takahama Omanto Matsuri Hozonkai A festive ritual of courage in which young men…
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October 2017 Events
Original Source: Nagoya International Center
October 2017 Events

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