Mikoshi Makuri

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Mikoshi Makuri(みこしまくり) is one of the most unique Matsuri in Japan. It is the main feature of Suimu Shrine Matsuri. Unlike other Matsuri, people roll over Mikoshi to break completely. It is very dynamic to see people breaking Mikoshi. Vertical rolling is especially exciting. The Mikoshi is weight about 400kg. The broken wood pieces from Mikoshi considered as lucky items.

Tourist Info.
There is parking and restroom.
The road will be restricted.
Date: Night at July 23.
It starts around 19:00 to 21:00

Mikoshi travel all of the post town of Kiso Fukushima and finish until break infront of Kiso Town Tourist Organization Office.

0. at Kiso Fukushima Station.
1. walk to Kiso Town Tourist Organization Office.


周圍的地圖 Mikoshi Makuri


History of Mikoshi Matsuri
In early Heian Period (7th century), Sosuke and Kosuke of wood craft men from Kiso Town visited Hida Suimu Shrine. Someday, Hida was involved in the war and they carried Mikoshi out of Hida to save the sacred treasure of Shrine. When they passed the mountains between Hida and Kiso, other people reached them and tried to bring back their Mikoshi.

They drop Mikoshi to the valley and finnaly escaped from the war.

Based on this legend, people in Kiso imitate this event and created Matsuri to break Mikoshi. During the Mikoshi Makuri, people call Sosuke and Kosuke to show the respect of them.