May/18 - 26, 2019 Horan Enya Festival4.6
from 5/18 '19 to 5/26 '19
One of the top three boat festivals of Japan, "Horan-enya" has been celebrated since the Edo era in Matue City, Shimane Prefecture. A procession of boats protects the boat carrying the deity from Jozan Inari Shrine all the way down the Ohashi River to Adakaya Shrine, the most flamboyant of which are five “Kaidenma-sen.” The crews decorate these boats in unique and traditional styles, and the rowers chant while dancers in bright Kabuki makeup and costumes dance with batons and oars on either end of the boat. The festival lasts nine days both on land and on the water and takes a year to prepare. You can visit the Horan-enya Memorial Hall to experience a small taste of this festival at any other time.
Access: 5-min walk from Matsue Station of JR San'in Main Line
PurposeFestivals,should go,instagrammable,parade,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Matsue Sta. (about 2km) Google Transit
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4.02 weeks ago
A shrine with many fox stone sculptures. They're really cute.
4.04 months ago
It was raining really hard when I got to this site, but I still like it.
5.02 years ago
This little shrine is very cute with lots of little foxes which is relatively rarely seen.
5.02 years ago
This little shrine is easy to miss but worth a look. Lafcadio Hearn loved the statues which are still standing, and the city's main festival performs dances here annual.
4.03 years ago
A quiet, picturesque Inari shrine with numerous stone statues of the agricultural fox god, tucked away on the far side of Matsue Castle. Worth the extra walk.