Gekkasai Matsuri

START: Oct 22, 2017 END: Oct 22, 2017

The Gekkasai Festival, Tenjin’s autumn festival, will be held on Oct. 22. The festival was launched in 2012 to invigorate the Tenjin area, an area experiencing a decline in population, and honors Kaguya-hime, the main character of the Heian Period fairy tale “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”. About 400 local residents will dress in period costumes and march in a parade from Kego park at 11:00 to Kego Shrine, through Meiji-dori Ave. ~ Nishi-dori Ave. An elementary school girl named Rinko Ishii will play the role of Kaguya-hime and will ride on a float. At 14:40, a portable Kaguya-hime shrine will be carried around 11 major shopping buildings in Tenjin and there will be a series of Kaguya-hime dances. There will also be stage events featuring approximately 22 artists from 11:00 to 19:20 at Kego Park.

Photo from last year’s festival.

• 10/22 (Sun.) 9:30~ Tenjin parade 11:00~12:30
• Free
• Kego Park and Kego Shrine
2-2 Tenjin, Chuo-ku

Published: Oct 19, 2017 / Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017

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