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Komaki-City [Cancelled in 2021]
Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)

Date : 03/15/2021


  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)
  • Honen Festival (Tagata Jinja Shrine)

A strange festival involving the dedication of a giant symbol of manhood made of Japanese cypress

The festival is held every March 15, and in it a phallus, newly carved every year from Japanese cypress and more than 60 cm in diameter and 2 m long, is carried on a portable shrine by parade men of a "unlucky age" and offered to said shrine with prayers for a good harvest, the flourishing of all natural things and prosperous descendants. The sight of all this has led to the proceedings' becoming widely known as one of the world's strangest festivals, and on the day the temple grounds are filled with visitors from Japan and overseas.

Only shrine rituals within the shrine grounds will be held. All other 2021 Honen Festival events have been cancelled, including processions.

EVENT OVERVIEW

  • Souvenirs
  • Restaurant
Date : Honen Festival held annually on March 15th regardless of day of the week.
2021: March 15th (Monday)
Other days of the year are open for normal visitation.
Holding time : Reservation not required for prayer services. Reception counter open 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM everyday including weekends and public holidays
Place : Tagata Jinja Shrine
Location : 〒485-0004
152, Tagata-cho, Komaki-city, Aichi
Fee : Admission free of charge for visitations
*: Prayer service charged
Parking : Available (cap. approx. 50 cars, within shrine's grounds and shared with buses and other large vehicles)
*: Parking not available for passenger cars on the day of Honen Festival (March 15), hence the use of public transportation is strongly advised. Additionally, traffic jams and restricting roadblocks may worsen the conditions for transport by car.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0568-76-2906
Holidays : Open everyday

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    •From Nagoya Station using Meitetsu trains (approx. 50 min.):
    Take the Meitetsu Inuyama Line bound to Inuyama, change trains to the Meitetsu Komaki Line at Inuyama Station, alight at Meitetsu Tagata Jinja-mae Station and walk 5 min. southeastwards.

    •From Nagoya Station using Nagoya City Subway (approx. 50 min.):
    Take the subway Higashiyama Line bound to Fujigaoka, change trains to the Meijo Line (Clockwise Direction) at Sakae Station, change trains to the Kami-Iida Line at Heiandori Station, alight at Meitetsu Tagata Jinja-mae Station and walk 5 min. southeastwards.

    •By taxi:
    -From Nagoya Airfield (Komaki Airport): approx. 25 min. northwards via Route 102.
    -From Meitetsu Komaki Station: approx. 15 min. northwards via Route 102 (under unfavorable traffic conditions may take about 20 to 30 min.)
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Soon upon exiting Komaki I.C. of the Tomei Expressway and entering Route 41, move towards the rightmost lane heading northwards for 250m. Turn right at the Muranaka Crossing (村中) to enter Route 155 heading eastwards for 2.1km. Turn left at Komakihara crossing (小牧原) to enter Route 102 heading northwards for 1.8km. The shrine will be to your left, approx. 350m after Kubohonmachi crossing (久保本町).

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