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Usuki Hachiman Shrine Autumn Festival, Cho-chin Lantan Festival
(魚吹八幡神社 秋祭り ちょうちん祭り)

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Parades of 3 Mikoshi(Portable shrine), 18 Yatai(Roofed float), 4 Danjiri(Float), Shi-Shi Mai performance(Rutual dance by performer putting Lion Mask) and Cho-chin Lantan parade are held in front of shrine. This festival is also called cho-chin Festival because lantans hit each other. Please enjoy the unique sounds of fresh bamboo cracking, dreamy and magnificent parade views of 3 meters Cho-chin Lantans.
All the 18 Yatai get together at Usuki Hachiman Shrine Autumn Festival. Roofs painted dignified with Japanese lacquer, curves committed to the details, Gorgeous special rope Date-tuna, Sumi-shibori, specially embroidered screens,
this festival was specified as Hyogo Prefecture Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in March 2007.

Events Information

  • Harima

Address

671-1222
671-1222193, Aboshikumiyauchi, Himeji-shi, Hyogo

Contact Information

Reference Name

Usuki Hachiman Shrine

Website

gyo*hachibanshinsha (External link)

Access

By Car

  • 15 minutes from Himeji Bypass Taishi-Higashi exit
    Go down the Himeji Bypass "Crown Prince east" exit, and go along underpass of Shinkansen to left (the south) in the second signal "Hara"; is about five minutes for way. We cross the left (the south), overpass of JR with signal of "Shimoota" and cross Miyata Ohashi with signal of "the Miyata north" to right (the west). We turn to left (the south) at former signal of bridge and go ahead through two signals. In the corner looking like going straight, end for about five minutes, it is tower gate to right (the west) in about one minute
  • From Route 2
    It is tower gate with approx. 15min., signal of "Miyauchi" with signal of "ikaruhigashi" (ikarugahigashi) to the east at Miyauchi post office to the south in about one minute
    From Route 250
    It is tower gate with about five minutes, signal of "Miyauchi" with signal of "Shinzaike" to the east at Miyauchi post office to the north in about one minute

By Bus

  • Take Shinki Bus from JR Aboshi station to Kunai. 8 minutes [For Daicel Aboshi port] 3 minutes on foot from stop Kunai. 
    5 minutes [For Yamasaki] or [For Tatsuno]. 3 minutes on foot from stop Kunai.

Events Information

Events Information

October. 21st to 22nd 2019  2days

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