FESTIVALS

 

Canceled Events

SAIJO AKI MATSURI in Saijo City 西条市
NIIHAMA TAIKO (Drum) MATSURI in Niihama City 新居浜市

KIKUMA MATSURI Otomouma no Hashirikomi in Kikuma-cho, Imabari City 今治市菊間町

 

Oct.1-Dec.31 KENMIN-SOGO-BUNKASAI (Ehime Pref. Cultural Festival) 県民総合文化祭 

The purpose of this festival is to promote the culture of Ehime from art to industry. Various events are held in many cities and towns all over Ehime during this time. (Tel. 089-912-2972)

Details of the festival have not been announced yet.

 

Sep. 11-Next Year Feb. 13 The 26th NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF KAMABOKO-ITA -NO-E

9:00-17:00 (closed on Tuesday)

At GALLERY SHIROKAWA in Shirokawa-cho, Seiyo City 西予市城川町

The national exhibition of paintings on kamaboko (fish-paste) boards started more than twenty years ago. The exhibition was canceled last year to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection. 12,493 paintings, including last years’, were sent from all over the country and abroad. The painting which won the first prize is titled “Ippo mae e 一歩前へ (one step forward)”. It was painted by Hino Tsutomi from Imabari city, Ehime, representing a muscular and powerful foot of a Nio
statue仁王像 which stands in Zenko-ji temple in Nagano Prefecture.

(Tel. 0894-82-1001)

 

AKI MATSURI 秋祭り (Autumn Festival)

Autumn festivals are held all over Japan and people thank the gods for the harvest and their

health. Visitors often wonder why the gods are treated so roughly in many of the festivals . It is a way of showing one’s determination and bravery for the benefit of the gods. One’s sincerity is reflected in the vigorous handling of mikoshi (portable shrines).

 

MATSUYAMA AKI MATSURI (Oct. 5-7) HOJO AKIMATSURI (Mid Oct.)       Matsuyama City

As last year, most shrines in Matsuyama city will hold the autumn festival on a smaller scale

than usual to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection.

 

Late Oct.  UWAJIMA AKI MATSURI          Uwajima City 宇和島市

Details of the festival have not been announced yet.

 

Nov. 3 BUNKA NO HI 文化の日 (Culture Day) National Holiday
Culture Day is meant to celebrate the development of culture in Japan. It was established in 1948. Many cultural events are held on or near this day.

 

NOTES: Events might be canceled or postponed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection. Please check the latest information.