Chita-City Asakura Lion Ladder Festival
(Asakura no Hashigo Jishi Matsuri)
Date : 09/30/2023, 10/01/2023
Designated an intangible folk cultural property by the prefecture of Aichi
The Asakura Lion Ladder Festival is a religious ceremony of Musan Jinja Shrine where two men dressed up as a traditional, mythical lion climb 31 ladder rungs to perform a death-defying dance atop a simple bamboo stage nine meters in the air. You'll be holding your breath as the lion performs acrobatic stunts like summersaults for 30 minutes in this suspenseful and heart-pounding display!