Festivals in Arimatsu

Arimatsu Shibori Festival

The Arimatsu Shibori Festival which is held in (the first weekend of) June attracts around 100,000 visitors every year.

During the festival, you can buy the Arimatsu Shibori products at a discounted price and experience the tie-dyeing without any reservation. The way the townscape and the Shibori art blend together creates a unique ambient.

Festivals in Arimatsu Festivals in Arimatsu Autumn Festival of Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine

Autumn Festival of Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine

The Autumn Festival is held in October (on the first Sunday). The three Dashi floats (Karako-sha, Hotei-sha, and Jingu-kogo-sha) which are preserved by the town community gather that day. You can see the hard work of the local men pulling the Dashi floats around. All the three floats have a Karakuri (mechanical doll) on it, and you will be able to see its performance too.

Autumn Festival of Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine Autumn Festival of Arimatsu Tenman-sha Shrine
Autumn Festival of Arimatsu

Autumn Festival in the street of Arimatsu. There are three historical 'Dashi' that demonstrate the performance of karakuri dolls. Only on the first Sunday of October every year.

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Arimatsu Dashi Museum

Arimatsu Dashi Museum

The museum provides detailed information on the Dashi floats used during the Autumn Festival (Admission fee 200 yen). After the festival every year, one of the three Dashi floats are exhibited here in the museum by turns. A video of the festival can be seen on the 1st floor. Materials and other displays related to the festival are shown on the 2nd floor. You can also observe the Dashi float from the top. The museum is open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Arimatsu Dashi Museum

Entrance of the Arimatsu Dashi Museum

Arimatsu Dashi Museum

The Dashi float which is preserved

Arimatsu Dashi Museum

Display on the 1st floor of the Dashi Museum

Arimatsu Dashi Museum

Display on the 2nd floor of the Dashi Museum