Tsuruga Matsuri (Mikoshi Parade), Tsuruga City, Fukui Pref.
2nd - 4th September, 2019 | Tsuruga City, Fukui Pref.
This festival is part of a longer festival (lasting from September 2nd to September 15th) and is the annual autumn ceremony at Kehi Shrine. The first 3 days of this long festival are called Tsuruga Matsuri. It starts on the eve of the festival with a traditional Chigo dance. Then big parades begin with 6 portable ‘Goshintai’ （a symbol of the spirit of a deity）shrine floats which date from the Muromachi period. They are followed by great carnival marching and Minyo dances. This festival excites people visiting Tsuruga during this festival. (*reference: Fukui Tourist Association) official website ›› http://www.turuga.org/places/tsurugamatsuri/tsurugamatsuri.html