Right by the heart of Japan.

DyDo

Bringing together people, bringing together places.
DyDo DRINCO supports Japanese MATSURI.

 

MENU

mainImage

Nagasaki Kunchi

Nagasaki Kunchi Nagasaki (Oct.)

Nagasaki Kunchi is the autumn ritual of Suwa Shrine, the guardian shrine of Nagasaki. It began in 1634. The towns of Nagasaki City are divided into seven groups, and each group gives their performance once every seven years as an offering to the shrine deity. In 2015, Suwa-machi will perform a spirited dragon dance, with blue and white dragons, and smaller ones called “child” and “grandchild” dragons. The dragons have ten handlers, and dance along with a performer who balances a ball on a pole. The handlers switch places in an instant, creating an exciting spectacle in this action-packed event. Nagasaki Kunchi is a nationally designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

Access

Suwa Jinja (or other), Kaminishiyama-machi, Nagasaki city, Nagasaki

Google Map

By Train

Walk 10 min. from Suwajinja-mae station following the Hotarujaya street car route

*To see the festival show, please purchase a ticket in advance.

Back to Top

Nagasaki Kunchi
Photo Gallery