Mikawa Okaeri Matsuri 美川おかえり祭り Ishikawa (May)
Mikawa Okaeri Matsuri is the spring matsuri of Fujitsuka Shrine. The area flourished as a cargo ship port of call, and the matsuri began in the middle of the Edo period. Youths playing bugles in a spirited manner lead a parade of splendid mikoshi (shrine floats)and Daiguruma (floats) through the town. The route back to the shrine is known as Okaeri-suji. The route changes every ten years, passing through a different area each time, and the families there put on a display of generous hospitality.
Fujitsuka Jinja environs, Hakusan City, Ishikawa
Get off at JR Mikawa station. Station vicinity.
Approx. 5 mins. south-west from Mikawa interchange of Prefectural Route 25.