May/18 - 26, 2019 Horan Enya Festival

Sightseeing information about May/18 - 26, 2019 Horan Enya Festival in Japan.


May/18 - 26, 2019 Horan Enya Festival4.6

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 from 5/18 '19 to 5/26 '19

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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,,parade,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Matsue Sta. (about 2km) Google Transit

Reviews

5.0a year ago

This little shrine is very cute with lots of little foxes which is relatively rarely seen.

5.0a year 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.

4.02 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.

4.02 years ago

A beuatiful old shrine that most miss because they use the main gates at Matsue Castle.

5.0a month ago

松江城に来て、ここに寄らないのは凄く勿体無い

私がお参りにしたときは、誰も来ませんでした

松江藩初代藩主 松平直政公が
作らせた防災のお稲荷さま
なので、葵の御門が入っています

10年毎に開催される、日本三大船神事・ホーランエンヤは、このお稲荷さまの式年神幸祭です

いままさに、開催中なんですね

境内には、1,000体はあるのではないか?と思われる狐の置物がずらり
結構迫力在ります

怪談の小泉八雲も大好きだった、狐の石像も在ります

松江城から小泉八雲資料館に歩いて行くときは通るので、是非寄ってください

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