Suzu Akari Matsuri
(Illumination on the Eve of the Iida Toroyama Matsuri)
Monday, July 19, 2010 (Marine Day; national holiday)
At Iida Waku Waku Hiroba (Plaza) and the Kasuga Shrine
This illumination marks the eve of the Toroyama Matsuri (July 20-21). Come in the afternoon for musical and dance performances; come in the evening to see the streets of Iida-machi lit up with lanterns, folk music, and fun.
Be sure to check out the main festival on Monday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 21, too!
Part 1: Waku Waku Hiroba (Plaza) わくわく広場
14:00 Opening ceremony (tape-cutting, greetings)
14:30 Iida Elementary student musical performance
15:00 Iida Preschool musical performance
15:30 Yosakoi Soran Nihonkai dance performance
16:00 Children’s dance
17:00-18:00 You can help pull the hikiyama (曳山), or festival floats
18:00-19:00 Preparations for part 2 of the festival
Part 2: Kasuga Shrine春日神社 and the area around Waku Waku Hiroba
19:00-22:00 Lighting the lanterns, Chongari-sei (work song), Gion Hayashi performance
Iida Waku Waku Hiroba (The foot-bath facing the Suzu City Hall)
Map (scroll to bottom)
春日神社 〒927-1214石川県珠洲市飯田町 １７−４９
Kasuga Jinja 927-1214 Ishikawa-ken Housu-gun Iidamachi 17-49
Toroyama Matsuri Blog (Japanese):
Leah Zoller is a first-year CIR in Anamizu and the editor of this blog. She is on a quest to provide information in English for as many summer events as possible–even if it kills her. Stay tuned to the blog for more information about upcoming summer festivals and illumination events!