Soja of Chichibu, annual festival of Chichibu Shrine. It is counted with the Gion festival of Kyoto, high mountain festival of Hida in "nichihonsandaieisansai ri" and is performed every year for 2.3 days in December.
Two gorgeous large ornamental parasols for a festival and four stands are dragged on the day of the festival. As for the climax, state to raise sudden dumpling Hill to resting place for a portable shrine (dangozaka) in a certain stand, large ornamental parasol for a festival as for up to 20t on the night of 3rd is Riki Osako.
This festival came to be performed with city of silk fabrics which stood in Chichibu Shrine in the middle of Edo era, economical development of "silk Daiichi" (kinunotakamachi) grandly and came to be known as festival to represent Japan afterwards.
■Chichibu night festival judging from video
Inside close large ornamental parasol for a festival
Lower volost large ornamental parasol for a festival
Gorgeous stand and large ornamental parasol for a festival which color town. Stand is two engines of four engines, (nakachika) where large ornamental parasol for a festival is close to the inside and lower Miyaji (miyaji), Kamimachi (we chew and wait), Nakamachi (nakamachi), Honcho (we wait for the cause) town (shitago). Sculpture and roof are characteristic each, too and are unmissable.
Four stands post exhibited excellent work and are rare with unique style to assemble art seat, and to stage in the whole country. Four stands stage in turn system year by year. In addition, play long song, and dance to it; pull, and can enjoy dance.