Summer Illuminations: Suzu Akari Matsuri

Suzu Akari Matsuri
(Illumination on the Eve of the Iida Toroyama Matsuri)

珠洲あかりまつり(飯田燈籠山祭り宵祭り)

From the Toroyama Blog.

Monday, July 19, 2010 (Marine Day; national holiday)
13:00-18:00; 19:00-22:00

飯田わくわく広場 ;春日神社
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!

More information

Schedule
Part 1: Waku Waku Hiroba (Plaza) わくわく広場
13:00 Concert
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

Access
飯田わくわく広場(珠洲市役所向い足湯あり)
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
Map

Resources
Toroyama Matsuri Blog (Japanese):

General Information.

Detailed information.

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!

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