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Akiba Festival

This festival, one of Kochi Prefecture’s three main festivals, has a history of over 200 years and is held from Feb. 9 to 11 every year. Its highlight is a performance in which young men in Edo-era firefighting outfits hurl vertically into the air 6.5-meter-long “Torigebo” (bamboo poles with chicken tail-feather decorations atop) while dancing. On the opening day of the three-day festival, a spirit divided from Akiba Shrine’s tutelary deity is transferred to Iwaya Shrine, and to the Ichikawa family at midnight the following day. The spirit is carried in a miniature shrine from Iwaya Shrine on the morning of the third day before returning to Akiba Shrine in a procession.

INFORMATION

Address :
Besshi Motomura, Niyodogawa Town, Agawa County, Kochi Prefecture
Contact :
Regional Development Section, Niyodowa General Branch, Niyodogawa Town Office
TEL: +81-880-32-1113

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  • Kochi Station
  • Kochi ryoma Airport
Things-to-Do
  • Nature
  • Tourist Attractions
  • History
  • Museum
  • Activity
  • Food Culture
  • Events
Traveler’s Kit
  • WiFi
  • Tax-free shop
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Tourist information offices
Disaster Prevention Information
  • Temporary refuge place
  • Temporary shelter places of refuge
  • Tsunami evacuation Building, Tower
  • Tsunami evacuation location (hill)
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