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Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival

Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival

Source: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

The historic festival that has originated in the Edo Period

The Autumn Festival “Chestnut Festival” of Okunitama Jinja Shrine started with the establishment of grand kagura dance performances at Musashi Rokushogu Shrine in the year 1738. This historical festival was temporarily cancelled, but it began once again and continues to be held today. This event came to be called the “Chestnut Festival” during the Edo period. High quality chestnuts, which served as a useful type of preserved food, are collected in the Musashino region. For this reason, they were also presented to the Tokugawa Clan. The chestnut season overlapped with the kagura dance performances, so the festival became known as the “Chestnut Festival.”

Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival

Source: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

This festival is also known for the around 260 paper lanterns that light the precincts during the festival period from 9:00 to 21:00.

Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival

Source: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

Some of floats “山車(Dashi)” will be carried around Keyaki Namiki (Zelkova Row).

Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival

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Details


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Event Name Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival
Venue Okunitama Jinja Shrine
Dates September 27, 2016 – September 28, 2016
Note 27th Eve, 28th Regular Festival
※In the case of rain, it plans to be posting paper lantern on the next Saturday and Sunday
Open Hours 9:00~21:00 (dedicated paper lantern posting)
Admission Free
Pay for drink/food & products at the venue
Address Okunitama Jinja Shrine 3-1 Miyacho Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
Contact 042-362-2130
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