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Sanno Festival Shinkosai Procession

Sanno Festival Shinkosai Procession

The Shinkosai procession is the most spectacular ceremony of the Hie-jinja Shrine Sanno Festival, one of Japan’s three major festivals.
Two imperial carriages adorned with gilt bronze and luxurious radiating divine power, portable shrines, floats, and more will parade down Chuo-dori Street in Ginza alongside people in traditional costumes. Roughly 500 people take part in the procession, which has a total length of around 300 meters.
This procession gives you the opportunity to see the fantastic world of dynastic picture scrolls brought back to life in the modern age.

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Date & Time: Friday, June 7, 2024 Departs Hie-jinja Shrine at 7:45 a.m., returns at 5:00 p.m.
The procession is expected to pass Ginza from 3:20 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Traffic Information: Parking for cars and buses on Ginza Chuo-dori St. will be prohibited between 3:20 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. as the Shinkosai procession passes.
You can also view a PDF of the Hie-jinja Shrine Shinkosai procession route.
For more information, please visit the official Sanno Festival website.

Hie-jinja Shrine Digital Festival Tracker

The “Hie-jinja Shrine Digital Festival Tracker” app is available for download.
On the day of the Shinkosai procession, you can use this app to track its location in real time.
You can install it from the app store below, and it’s completely free, so please feel free to use it.

Get it on Google Play

The idea for the app came from staff at the shrine being asked by visitors about the location of the Shinkosai procession and being unable to give helpful answers due to the difficulty in getting real-time information on the day of the festival.
The app uses GPS to show the current location of the procession, and also provides illustrations of the procession, as well as information about the Sanno Festival and interesting spots in the area.
Information about the Sanno Festival will also be available from various viewpoints on Twitter and Facebook.

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