The Etchu-Yatsuo Hikiyama Festival is a Shinto ritual hosted every May 3rd. 5月3日越中八尾曳山まつり

Hikiyama festival

Etchu Yatsuo Float Festival on May 3rd
5 月3 日 越中八尾 曳山まつり

The Etchu-Yatsuo Hikiyama Festival is a Shinto ritual hosted every May 3rd. It dates back to the Edo period and the Yatsuo Hachiman Shrine Spring Equinox Day Festival. There is a Japanese lion dance and six beautifully carved and sculpted hikiyama floats. The floats are absolutely stunning!
5月3日開催の神事「越中八尾 曳山祭」。八尾八幡社春季祭礼として江戸時代を起源とし、人形・彫刻など越中美術工芸の粋を集めた6台の曳山と獅子舞が見所。豪華絢爛!

The Etchu-Yatsuo Hikiyama Festival is a Shinto ritual hosted every May 3rd. It dates back to the Edo period and the Yatsuo Hachiman Shrine Spring Equinox Day Festival. There is a Japanese lion dance and six beautifully carved and sculpted hikiyama floats. The floats are absolutely stunning!

The Etchu-Yatsuo Hikiyama Festival is a Shinto ritual hosted every May 3rd. It dates back to the Edo period and the Yatsuo Hachiman Shrine Spring Equinox Day Festival. There is a Japanese lion dance and six beautifully carved and sculpted hikiyama floats. The floats are absolutely stunning!

 

Kamishin-machi 上新町曳山

Kamishin-machi – the town behind the Yatsuo hikiyama festival. Their float has sculptures of the Japanese courtier and poet, Ariwara no Narihira. There is a phoenix on its roof top.
八尾曳山の始まりをつくったのはこの町とされる。御神体は在原業平と供女。屋根上には鳳凰が。

 

Suwa-machi 諏訪町曳山

Suwa-machi’s float has statues of Empress Jingū, a legendary Japanese hero Takenouchi no Sukune and Emperor Ōjin. The portable shrine and carvings are done by Inami-machi town’s woodworking successors.
神功皇后と武内宿禰、応神天皇が御神体。見越、大彫ともに、歴代井波町番匠屋の作。

 

Nishi-machi 西町曳山

The sculpture for Shitashin-machi used to be from a famous scene of the father and son of the Kusunoki family parting. Currently, the float has a statue of the god of wealth, Daikokuten. It has a roof, where all four sides slope downward.
御神体は恵比寿で、城端西上町から譲られたもの。他の町に先駆けて花山屋台を廃止。棟造りの曳山を建造。

 

Ima-machi 今町曳山

Ima-machi’s float has a sculpture of the scholar, poet, and politician Sugawara no Michizane. It has a dragon on its roof top. It is the only float that has carvings under the portable shrine.
御神体は菅原道真。屋根上は飛竜。今町曳山にのみ見越下にも長彫があるのが特徴。

 

Shitashin-mach下新町曳山

The sculpture for Shitashin-machi used to be from a famous scene of the father and son of the Kusunoki family parting. Currently, the float has a statue of the god of wealth, Daikokuten. It has a roof, where all four sides slope downward.
御神体は、当初、楠公父子桜井駅決別の人形だったが、現在は大黒天。屋根は四方棟造りになっている。

 

Higashi-machi 東町曳山

It has sculptures of the famous Japanese poet, Ono no Komachi. The portable shrine represents one of the outside gates of the Imperial Palace.
御神体は深草少将と小野小町。屋根上は二重屋根。見越は建礼門をあしらっている。

 

Etchu Yatsuo HikiyamaExhibition Pavilion
越中八尾観光会館(曳山展示館)

076-454-5138

2898-1 Kamishinmachi, Yatsuo, Toyama / 富山市八尾町上新町2898-1

1min on foot Hikiyama Tenjikan-mae Busstop / 曳山展示館前バス

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