Hachinohe Sansha Taisai
Hachinohe Sansha Taisai (八戸三社大祭?) is a Japanese festival celebrated from July 31 to August 4 in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Its rites centre on three Shinto shrines: Ogami (霊神社?), Shinra (新羅神社?), and Shinmei (神明宮?) shrines. There is a procession of twenty-seven floats and three mikoshi are also borne through the streets. It has a two hundred and ninety-year history and in 2004 was designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
On August 2 the Chojasan Shinra Shrine holds the annual Kiba Dakyuu (騎馬打球?)tournament. It is the traditional Kagami-style dakyu and is held only in Hachinohe, Aomori, Yamagata Prefecture, and the Imperial Household Agency.
- List of Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties
- Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan
- "Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival". Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- "Festivals in Hachinohe". Hachinohe City. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
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