July 20 The Togyo-sai

Togyosai features a mikoshi parade from Atago Yasaka Shrine, the main shrine, through the downtown to the angu (a temporal palace) established at Festival Square. A total of 100 young leaders in hakucho from each neighborhood start parading through to the angu carrying the mikoshi.

July 20 The Hatsu-Tatakiai

Festival floats from all neighborhoods head for Kumagaya Station and gather at Hoshikawa Street. At dusk, a matoi is waved before festival floats equipped with lit lanterns, and with the Presiding area’s float in the lead, they move to in front of Kumagaya station’s north entrance, to start Hatsu-tatakiai.

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