Get Excited about Japanese Traditional Festivals!! at MITSU-GION FESTIVAL

Get Excited about Japanese Traditional Festivals!! at MITSU-GION FESTIVAL

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Get Excited about Japanese Traditional Festivals!! at MITSU-GION FESTIVAL

In Higashihirosima city, there is a co-creation program (Enjin) to solve social problems. Based on Enjin Higashihirosima Solotori Quest, our team created a new form of tourism, combining “what students want to do” and “local issues and resources in Higashihiroshima city”. This is the 2nd installment of Higashihirosima Solotori Quest!!

The 1st installment is “Cooking under the Sky ~Vol.1 Potato Tips~” in which we can harvest potatoes, cook them, and eat freshly fried potato chips in the field!

This time, we are collaborating with the MITSU-GION FESTIVAL in Akitsu Town Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture.

Would you like to be Daimyo, great SAMURAI in the Edo period and create unforgettable summer memories with us?

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What is the Mitsu Gion Festival!?

A Japanese traditional festival that has been passed down since the Edo period in Akitsu Town, Higashihiroshima City. People are walking 4km as Daimyo, great SAMURAI in the Edo period. It has been designated as an Important Intangible Folk Culture Property by Higashihiroshima City.

1.Experience Summary / Benefits

  • It is an experience to participate in MITSU-GION FESTIVALl as Daimyo
  • You can wear traditional costumes on the day of the festival! (Free rental)
  • On the day of the festival, there is a free shuttle bus from Saijo Station and Hiroshima University to Akitsu Town!
  • Only participants can get original T-shirts
  • You can choose 5 roles (Actually, there are many types of Daimyo.)

2.Overview

The day of the festival
Date: July 14th (Sun.) 14:00-18:30

Meeting place: Renkohji Temple

Practice sessions
Date: July 5-7th
*Please attend at least one of the practice sessions

Meeting place: Hiroshima University Plaza de España

Target:Men and women of high school age and above (Capacity: 30 people)

Participation fee:
High school students: 1,500 yen
University students: 2,500 yen
Adults: 5,000 yen
*Tax included
*The participation fee will be donated to support the festival.

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3.Roles

There are 5 roles of Daimyo.
*Please choose your 1st to 3rd choice when you apply.

  • YAKKO・槍子(やっこ):Holds a long stick and throws it in pairs. This is the most popular role! (Capacity: 20 people) *Even one person can apply!!
  • TSUYUHARAI・露祓い(つゆはらい):Wear cool Samurai costumes and walk! (Capacity: 2 people)
  • ORIZAYA・折鞘(おりざや):Walk with a long spear! (Capacity: 2 people)
  • HASAMIBAKO・挟箱(はさみばこ):Carry the traditional box and swing it from side to side! Suitable for people with muscular strength! (Capacity: 2 people)
  • ONI・鬼(おに):Run around freely wearing a demon mask! (Capacity: 4 people)


*For those who don’t want to expose their legs, we are coordinating traditional costumes.
*You can wear stockings (beige / black), sports tights, etc.

三津祇園祭 部隊 槍子(やっこ) 露祓い(つゆはらい) 折鞘(おりざや) 挟箱(はさみばこ) 鬼
Five groups are being recruited for the Mitsu-Gion Festival (the illustrations were drawn by our dedicated members!).

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Details

1.Practice Sessions

The practice sessions will be held on July 5th, 6th, and 7th. Please attend at least one of the dates that works for you.
*Sessions will proceed in light rain.

What to bring: Towel, comfortable clothing, drinks, heatstroke prevention items
Meeting place: Spain Square, Hiroshima University (Parking available on campus)

Practice session schedule

  • July 5th (Fri) 18:00~19:30
  • July 6th (Sat) 17:00~19:00
  • July 7th (Sun) 17:00~19:00

Practice contents: How to form a procession, how to handle the tools, how to walk, and how to throw.
*Participation fee collection, distribution of original T-shirts, and checking of costume samples will be done during the first session you attend.

2.On the day of MITSU-GION FESTIVAL

July 14th (Sun.) 14:00-18:30
*Congratulations party: If there are a large number of people wishing to participate, it will be held for about 1 hour and 30 minutes after the festival ends.

【What to bring】Towels, Easy-to-move clothes, Change of clothes, Drinks, Sunscreen, Heatstroke prevention goods, and etc.

【Meeting Place】Renkoji Temple
3588 Mitsu, Akitsu Town, Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture(Google Map

*Free shuttle bus from Saijo station and Hiroshima university to the meeting place available!

  • Please check the event participation terms before applying.
  • Please pay the participation fee in the first practice session (July 5th). Please note that we cannot cancellation fee after that time in the case of you cancel the event.
  • Parking spaces in Akitsu Town are limited, so we ask that you use the shuttle bus whenever possible.
  • If you are coming by private cars, we will prepare parking spaces for you, so please be sure to check the “Private car” box on the application form.

Notes

  • MITSU-GION FESTIVAL is also an important festival for local people. Let’s enjoy the festival while cooperating with local people.
  • It will be held in midsummer. Please take precautions against heatstroke and sunburn.
  • We would appreciate it if you could bring your participation fee, so you don’t have change.
  • Practice sessions and the festival will be held even if it rains.

Contact Us

Email:catku610@gmail.com
Phone:+81 80-2620-9142

Apply Here


Message from the member of this program

Thank you for your interest in this project! This is Moe Katagiri, a member of Higashihirosima Solotori Quest, and a geek of Japanese traditional performing arts!!
In my hometown, Aichi Prefecture, there is a very attractive festival, Hanamatsuri. Influenced by Hanamatsuri, I became fascinated with traditional performing arts from all over Japan, and I founded and became the representative of the Japanese traditional performing arts preservation organization, Tradish.

Although I am a woman myself, I am an active festival leader. I am confident that people can get valuable experiences by “actual participation” that cannot be conveyed just by looking at them, so I have planned this participatory project.

Don’t worry, those who have concerns as below!!
– I’ve seen festivals before, but I’ve never participated in them…
– When I hear the word “tradition”, it seems like it’s a bit difficult…
– I wonder if I can do it because I don’t have physical strength…
– It might be a bit embarrassing to participate alone…
– I have never been to Akitsu Town…

Even if you’re thinking them, it’s okay!!!
The members of the Preservation team of MITSU-GION FESTIVAL will carefully teach you at practice sessions, so anyone can enjoy in the end!!
Please feel free to join us! (Of course, women can also participate!)

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Moe Katagiri, Solotori Student Member

About Solotori

It is a platform that provides information on areas, accommodation facilities, experiences, etc. specialized for solo travelers. They support the creation of local fans through solo travels.

Through Enjin, they are working with university students to discover attractive points of Higashihiroshima City to connect the region to university students.

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