It’s time for the Tenjin Festival again! Osaka gets fired up on July 25th. (MOVIE)

It is one of the three largest festivals in Japan. There are about 3,000 people engaged in“Rikutogyo”walking and later, about 100 ships cross the river during the “Funatogyo” ritual. The highlight of this event is the over 4000 fireworks used to light up the sky of Osaka.

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Tenjin festival

Osaka’s Tenjin Festival rolls around again on July 25th.

It’s time to kick off Osaka’s Tenjin Festival once again!
Every year on July 25th Tenjin Festival is held in Osaka.
A procession starts from Osaka’s Tenmangu shrine and marches throughout the town during the day. As evening falls, the procession moves to the Okawa River where boats carrying a god join 100 other boats, forming a procession while people pray for the prosperity and safety of Osaka.
At 19:30, over 4000 fireworks are launched into the sky and crowds of people gather to watch.
By clicking on the URL below, you can see the route map for both the land and river processions.
The blue line denotes the land route, and the red line the river route.
You can also check out some of the photographs of the current state of Tenmangu shrine taken by Tadaima Japan.


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