Sep/19 - 20, 2020 Maenami Hikiyama Festival（cancled）3.6
from 9/19 '20 to 9/20 '20
Between early-July and mid-October, hundreds of Kiriko Festival take place in various areas in Noto Peninssula.
Kiriko are large lanterns that are carried around during summer festival on Noto. The existing number of Kiriko rearches about 700 - 800.
The autumn festival of Morohashi Inari Shrine, located in the Maenami area of Anamizu Town, is held to pray for a huge harvest of the five grains, and for a good catch of fish. Originally, floats led the portable shrine.
On the first day of the festival, Kiriko lead the portable shrine, and the following day, floats lead the portable shrine. This difference between the two days is a characteristic of the Maenami Festival.
In the night, kiriko gather in the precincts of the shrine and depart around 8:30 P.M. When a torch is lit by fire, the kiriko dance bigins. Kiriko Dance is the highlight of the first day.
The second day starts with children playing the drums around 1 P.M. Floats decorated with dolls on a rectangular stage lead the portable shrine and are paraded around the town. At 4 P.M., the ritual performance praying for a big catch is conducted near the beach, and the portable shrine is returned to the shrine. However, floats prevent the portable shrine from entering the shrine at the entrance. The floats and the portable shrine fight, and the festival reaches its climax.
Dates: September 19 & 20, 2020
Venue: Maenami area of Anamizu Town, Morohashi Inari Shrine
[By Train] take a bus for Ushitsu from Anamizu Station(1 hour), and get off at Maenami stop
[By Car] about 30 mins from Anamizu IC
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Airport/Sta.Anamizu Sta. (about 14.5km) Google Transit