Tenjin Matsuri Festival
This festival is the greatest in Osaka boasting of a history of a thousand years.
This festival is the greatest in Osaka boasting of a history of a thousand years. On the morning of the 24th, it stars with the Hokonagashi Ritual (Throwing the sacred sword) by Hokonagashi Bridge. Shishi-Mai (Lion Dance) and Mikoshi (Portable shrine) go around the territory of the shrine. In the Hommiya (Main day) on the 25th, the Rikutogyo starts from the shrine at about 15:30, and finishes in the shrine again through the Funatogyo. The festival reaches a climax during that passage. A large number of torch-lit boats cruising the river and the fireworks are splendidly displayed.
24th & 25th July 2013 (Wednesday, Thursday)
Osaka Tenmangu Shrine and surrounding areas
Free to watch