Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi
28th & 29th July, 2018 | Tsushima City, Aichi Pref.
Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri Festival of Tsushima Shrine, Tsushima, Aichi Pref., designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. The festival is highlighted by two parades of boats on the pond in Tenno-gawa Park; (1) five Makiwara-bune boats decorated with hundreds of lighted lanterns under the fireworks display from around 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on first day, and (2) six danjiri-bune, boats with a doll of a noh play's character each placed atop, from 9 a.m. to around noon on the second day. Many more events are scheduled during the festival. (*reference: Japan Times) official website ›› http://www.tsushima-kankou.com/