- Sunari Festival
- Date :
8/4/2018 to 8/5/2018
- The Sunari Festival with a history that dates back 400 and some years, is held jointly by both the Tomiyoshi Tatehaya-jinja Shrine and Hakken-sha Shrine, the tutelary shrines of the Sunari District, to pray for protection from the summer plague and a good harvest of the five grains. The festival was nationally designated as a piece of intangible folk-cultural property in 2012, and was registered in UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage in 2016.
The Yoi Festival and Morning Festival, held on the first Saturday and Sunday of August, are highlights of the festival. In the Yoi Festival, Makiwara boats decorated with lanterns go up the Kanie River playing festival music, while in the Morning Festival, it is the turn of Danjiri boats with dolls aboard. They create an elegant and fantastical sight. In particular, the scene where the Miyoshi Bridge goes up to let the festival boat through is unique to a river festival.
|8/4/2018 to 8/5/2018
|Yoi Festival: From 19:30 to 21:30 Asa Festival: From 9:00 to 12:00
|Monyashiki-Kami 1363, Sunari, Kanie Town, Ama County
|Free (cap. 300 cars)
|0567-95-3812（Cultural Property Protection Section, Lifelong Learning Division, Kanie Town Board of Education (Kanie Town Museum of History and Folklore) ）
0567-95-1111（Kanie Town Tourist Association）
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Access / Map
Access / Map
|Access by public transport
|Alight at JR Kansai Line Kanie Station, and walk for 10 minutes. Alight at Kintetsu Kanie Station, and walk for 25 minutes. (Free shuttle bus available from the station on the day of the Yoi Festival.)
|Access by car
|Approx. 3 minutes from Higashi-Meihan Expressway Kanie Exit.
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