1. TOP
  2. Japanese Traditions
  3. Kuri matsuri (Okunitama Jinja Shrine)
This event has closed.

Kuri matsuri (Okunitama Jinja Shrine)

Kuri matsuri (Okunitama Jinja Shrine)

Source: Fuchu Sightseeing Association

Kuri matsuri of Okunitama Jinja Shrine that is wrapped in fantastic lights of Japanese lanterns

The Autumn Festival “Kuri matsuri” (Chestnut Festival) of Okunitama Jinja Shrine started with the establishment of grand kagura dance performances at Musashi Rokushogu Shrine in 1738. There is a time when it was suspended, but it is a traditional festival that has been resumed and continues to the present.
This festival came to be called the “Kuri matsuri” 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 “Kuri matsuri”.

Kuri matsuri (Okunitama Jinja Shrine)

Source: Fuchu Sightseeing Association

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.

Kuri matsuri (Okunitama Jinja Shrine)

Source: Fuchu Sightseeing Association

In addition, floats appear on the Keyaki Namiki (Zelkova Row), and a lively accompaniment raises the festival.

Details

Event Name Kuri matsuri (Chestnut Festival)
Venue Okunitama Jinja Shrine
Dates September 27, 2017 – September 28, 2017
Note *27th Eve, 28th Main Festival.
*In the case of rainy weather, Japanese lanterns will be posted on the following Saturday and Sunday.
Open Hours 9:00 – 21:00 (dedicated paper lantern posting)
Admission Free
Address 3-1 Miyamachi Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
Contact 042-362-2130
Your Favorite Lists ( 0 events )

Resting Spots Nearby Events Nearby TICs