Oct 16 Izushi Fall Danjiri Festival

The annual Izushi Fall Danjiri Festival will be held this year on October 16!

In Japan, Danjiri Festivals are also known as “fighting shrine festivals” in which staged battles between elaborately decorated wooden floats in the shape of a shrine or temple are pulled by locals.

Danjiri are large wooden carts in the shape of a shrine or temple. The festival celebrates a good harvest for each year, and involves men using 17-meter long poles to attack each other’s danjiri. This creates a vigorous and compelling sight, exciting for all who attend. Because of its aggressive style of celebration, it is also known as a ‘fighting Danjiri.’