Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.
24th - 26th August, 2017 | Shinjo, Yamagata Pref.
Shinjo Matsuri Festival, Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, with a 250-year history, is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. The festival features a parade of floats bedecked with historical figures, castles and artificial flowers, going on the city's main streets. Mikoshi (portable shrine) accompanied by people in traditional costumes starts from Tenman-gu Shrine, parading through the city. Shishi-odori (local dance by men wearing deer-like hoods) to be dedicated to the shrine is performed in Mogami Koen Park , and on Minami Honcho-dori Street. official website ›› http://shinjo-matsuri.jp/