Enjoy the autumn through Nagasaki Kunchi, the biggest and yet gorgeous festival rite in Japan.

Enjoy the autumn through Nagasaki Kunchi, the biggest and yet gorgeous festival rite in Japan.

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Nagasaki Kunchi is a autumn festival for Suwa Jinja Shrine, the local guardian deity for Nagasaki. You must see the dedicated dance for this festival as it is designated as a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

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This festival is held every year for three days starting from October 7th to 9th.

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There are many variety of the dedicated dance which is designated as a National Important Intangible Folk Culture Property. The atmosphere unique with this festival is all created by dragon dance, spouting whale, Taiko-yama, Amidara manzai, goshuin-sen, these are items relating to Portugal and the Netherlands.

Nagasaki Kunch is one of the three largest Kunchis in Japan along with Hakata Okunchi, and Karatsu Kunchi.

Hakta Okunchi

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Karatsu Kunchi

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The dragon dance which is performed with dedication to the shrine at the time of Kunch is also popular each year.
This is a festival with rich history, so why don’t you add this festival to your itinerary?