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Chita-City Asakura Lion's Ladder Festival
(Asakura-no-Hashigo Jishi Matsuri)

Date : 10/01/2022, 10/02/2022

  • Asakura Lion's Ladder Festival (Asakura-no-Hashigo Jishi Matsuri)

A Breathtaking Festival With Exhilarating Performances!

Autumn brings this thrilling festival in Aichi, the Asakura-no-Hashigo Jishi Matsuri, which can be translated as Asakura Lion's Ladder Festival. Young men dressed as beasts stage acrobatic performances representing a fight to expel the lion ("shishi," read as "jishi"), the legendary character of local folklore that invaded the village, destroying the crops. The performances take place way up high atop a wooden scaffold equipped with the 31-step Hashigo ladder. The topmost Yagura deck is where the actors do their performances representing the fight of men vs. beast in order to expel it. Ceremonies and "yatai" food stalls are also part of this lively event. This is a Aichi Prefecture Appointed Cultural Heritage event worth every bit!


  • Parking
Date : Rehearsal Festival (試楽祭 Shiraku-sai)
October 1 (Saturday), 2022
Main Festival (本楽祭 Hongaku-sai)
October 2 (Sunday), 2022
Holding time : October 1 (Saturday), 2022
From 7:00 PM
October 2 (Sunday), 2022
From 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 7:00 PM
Place : Musan Shrine (牟山神社 Musan Jinja)
Location : 〒478-0017
2 Higashiyashiki Shinchi, Chita-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Musan Shrine)
Fee : Admission free of charge
Parking : Available, Free of charge (City Hall North Parking Lot)
Phone number : 0562-51-5637 (Chita City Tourism Association)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    3 min. southwards walk from Asakura Station of the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 17 min. (650m) from Obu-Tokai I.C. of the Chitahanto Road.

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