The Popular Festivals of Mie Prefecture 三重県の夏祭り

  • Published on : 07/04/2020
  • by : I.D.O.
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Les Matsuri à ne pas manquer dans la péninsule de Kii

Les festivals (matsuri) au Japon sont des moments hauts en couleur qui font souvent découvrir une autre facette des Japonais : leur réserve coutumière fait place à l’exubérance mais leur perfectionnisme est toujours de mise, chaque fête est savamment orchestrée. Comme exemple, ces quatre grands événements qui ont lieu dans la préfecture de Mie. Avec les légendaires ninja ou les plongeuses ama en au son retentissant des gongs et des tambours, découvrez avec Vivre le Japon les grands festivals (matsuri) de lapréfecture de Mie.

Kumano fireworks festival

A fireworks festival that has delighted the population for over 300 years! The event takes place at the time of the Obon Festival, the celebration of the dead, around mid-July (the date changes each year), starting at 7 p.m on Shichirimihama Beach in the town of Kumano.

Fireworks are set off from boat out at sea, lighting up the summer sky. Other fireworks light up rocks on the coast, such as the lion rock (Shishiiwa, lion rock) which makes the thunderous “boom” echo! A night not to be missed if you are in the region.

How to get there: From JR Kumano station, cross the Ido river south and walk to Shichirimihama beach.

Address: Kinomoto-cho & Ido-cho, Kumano-shi, Mie-ken

Willow, a traditional form of Japanese fireworks fireworks.

Willow, a traditional form of Japanese fireworks.


Iga Ueno NINJA Festa

It is not a traditional festival, but given the popularity of ninja, this festival has its place on our list. The city of Iga (which was attached to that of Ueno) has been known since the Middle Ages as the "cradle of ninja" and now attracts visitors with the ninja museum.

Each year, from 1st April - 6th May (dates may vary by a few days), a five-week festival is dedicated to the ninja. Thousands of fans come from all over the world to participate in this great and unique celebration. During the weekends and public holidays during this period, shows, combat technique workshops, costume competitions, and other events take place and delight everyone, young and old.

Any takers: Iga row passengers can travel free if they are disguised as ninja.

Address: Ueno Marunochi, Iga-shi, Mie Prefecture

Ninja fighting demonstration at Iga

Ninja fighting demonstration at Iga

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Female ninja

Female ninja



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