Coloring local Iyasaka
Vibrant Tradition & History
Festival Floats Introduction
Paying respect to the deity
Here is Odate.


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Odate Shinmeisha Festival Events

Odate Shinmeisha Shrine honors the guardian deity of Odate City and has been a part of Odate life since the city’s founding. During the reign of the Satake Clan in Odate Castle, the clan’s patron god was also given a place in the shrine. For over 400 years, the festival has given thanks to the local deity and asked for an abundant harvest and continued prosperity. Citizens parade around the city chanting iyasaka—prosperity in Japanese— and pulling elaborate floats.

Odate Shinmeisha Festival – Overview

September 10 – 11

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Directions to Odate Shinmeisha Shrine