Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival
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.”
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.
Some of floats “山車(Dashi)” will be carried around Keyaki Namiki (Zelkova Row).
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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)|
Pay for drink/food & products at the venue
|Address||Okunitama Jinja Shrine 3-1 Miyacho Fuchu-shi, Tokyo|