Shimodate Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.
27th - 30th July, 2017 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.
Spanning 4 days and centered around Haguro Shrine in Omachi, this is one of Ibaraki Prefecture’s biggest festivals. During the festival the Meiji Mikoshi, a large portable shrine built to celebrate Japan’s victory in the Sino-Japanese War in the 28th year of the Meiji era, the Hime Mikoshi, the portable shrine of Haguro Shrine’s resident deity Tamayori Hime, the Heisei Mikoshi, built in the 4th year of the Heisei era and currently Japan’s biggest portable shrine, and around 30 children’s portable shrines will be carried throughout the city streets. official website ›› http://www.chikuseikanko.jp/index.php?code=11