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Onbashira Festival

A Grandiose Festival That Only Happens Once Every 6 Years!

  • City

    Suwa District, Nagano

  • Period

    Next 2022

  • Location

    Suwa Grand Shrine

  • Introduction

    The greatest Shinto ritual held at Suwa Grand Shrine where the four huge Japanese firs exceeding 150 years in age known as Onbashira in Japanese are replaced every 6 years (traditionally reckoned as 7) on the year of the Tiger and the year of the Monkey in the symbolic renewal of the shrine's buildings.

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