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2007/12/21

上半田ちんとろ祭(子供三番叟) Kami-handa-chintoro-matsuri(Kodomo-sanba-sou) Chintoro Festival in Kamihanda (Children’s Sanbaso Dance)

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Chintoro Festival in Kamihanda is a part of Spring Float Festival held in every district in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture. Two festival floats are pulled all through the town, while two boats called “Chintoro boats” are set afloat on Miyaike Pond in the precinct of Sumiyoshi Shrine.

On the festival eve, 365 paper lanterns, which represent 365 days of the year, are set over the roof of each boat in hemispheric shape, in the midst of which a long pole with 12 paper lanterns representing 12 months of the year is erected. The lights of lanterns reflecting on the surface of the pond are very beautiful.

The name “Chintoro” is said to be derived from the name of lanterns used for the boats, or some say it is because the Ohayashi music sounds “CHINTORO, CHINTORO.” The highlight of the festival is the cute Sanbaso Dance performed by young children on the temporary stage built in the bow of the boat.

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53 Miyaji-cho, Handa, Aichi Prefecture 475-0902
name
Sumiyoshi Shrine
phone
0569-21-4748




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