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Teppozu Inari-jinja Shrine 1,184th Annual Grand Festival

Teppozu Inari-jinja Shrine 1,184th Annual Grand Festival

This year, Teppozu Inari-jinja Shrine is holding its Annual Grand Festival for the first time in six years.

This year’s Annual Grand Festival will begin on May 2nd at 8:00 p.m. with the dedication of the imperial carriage and the portable shrine of the head shrine. On the 3rd is the Shinkosai procession festival, followed by the regular festival on the 4th, featuring the heihaku textile offering ceremony and formal shrine visit. The Grand Festival ends at 8:00 p.m. on the 5th with the return of the imperial carriage and the head shrine’s portable shrine.

During the Shinkosai procession festival on the 3rd, nearly 130 people dressed in traditional costumes parade through a crowd of shrine parishioners as they carry the imperial carriage and the head shrine’s portable shrine. On the 3rd and 4th, portable shrines from the different neighborhoods in the area will be brought in, and performances of music, Japanese dance, taiko drums, and entertainment will be dedicated at the shrine’s Kagura Hall. A performance by the Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki theater troupe will be held on the 5th.

On the 4th, 3,500 shrine bearers carrying 12 portable shrines will gather in the vicinity of Kyobashi Park and Shintomi Bridge at 11:00 a.m. for the joint procession of the Yonnobu and Gonobu unions, then at noon they will disperse to their respective areas.

Additionally, to promote the festival, five portable shrines from the Yonnobu Union Neighborhood Association will be on display at Mihara Bridge on Sunday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (subject to cancellation in the event of rain). There will also be a musical performance by Teppozu Hayashi and geisha from Shinbashi to add even more excitement to the exhibition.
The Yonnobu Union’s portable shrine procession will be held on the 4th, according to the attached procession route.

Please come and join us at Teppozu Inari-jinja for this festival, the first summer festival of the year. It will also be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the style and traditional culture of old Edo.

●Shrine Parishioner Neighborhood Association

Yonnobu Union Neighborhood Association

  • Ginza 1-chome East Neighborhood Association
  • Ginza 2-chome East Neighborhood Association
  • Ginza 3-chome East Neighborhood Association
  • Ginza 4-chome East Neighborhood Association
  • Ginza 5-chome East Neighborhood Association
  • Ginza 6 & 7-chome East Neighborhood Association
  • Ginza 6 & 7-chome West Neighborhood Association
  • Ginza 8-chome East Neighborhood Association

Gonobu Union Neighborhood Association (9 associations)

  • Minato 1-chome Neighborhood Association
  • Minato 2-chome Neighborhood Association
  • Minato 3-chome Neighborhood Association
  • Irifune 1-chome Neighborhood Association
  • Irifune 2-chome Neighborhood Association
  • Irifune 3-chome Neighborhood Association
  • Akashicho Neighborhood Association
  • Shintomicho Neighborhood Association
  • The Shinkawa 2-chome Echiichi Neighborhood Association

Please contact Teppozu Inari-jinja Shrine (TEL: 03-3551-2647) for more information.

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