Hojozu-hachimangu Shrine Festival’s Hikiyama Event
At the fall festival of Hojozu-hachimangu Shrine, after summoning gods from the sea to the "tsukiyama" altar, 13 festival floats called "hikiyama" accompany a portable shrine around town. It is said that the first hikiyama float was created in 1650. Over time, the number of floats increased, reaching its current number of 13 in 1862. The tsukiyama event of parishioners and the hikiyama event of townspeople have long coexisted together. Such a long-standing combination is rarely seen.
|Name||Hojozu-hachimangu Shrine Festival’s Hikiyama Event|
|Designation level||Prefecture||Designation classification||Intangible Folk Cultural Property|
|Type||Designation/registration day||October 1, 2014|
|Municipality||Imizu City||Location||Tatemachi, Chuomachi, Hojozumachi, Hachimanmachi, Honmachi, Minatomachi [ 10/1 ]|
|Ownership/management||Shinminato Hikiyama Council||Member|