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Kujira-bune Gyoji Festival of the Toridejinja Shrine

The Retelling of the Tale of the Whaler

  • City

    Yokkaichi City Tomida district, Mie

  • Period

    2018.8.14 [tue.]-15 [wed.]

  • Location

    Toride Shrine
    Higashitomidacho Area, Yokkaichi City
    Furukawacho Neighborhood Areas

  • Introduction

    A curious folk performance -- even in Japan -- that recreates the epic ebb and flow of a battle between a whaler ship and a dying whale by moving magnificent gold-painted parade floats back and forth. It has been designated as a Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

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