Feb 24
~
Feb 25

Shigisan Tiger Festival

9:00am – 5:00pm
Free

February is traditionally known as the month of the tiger. To celebrate this, a tiger festival is held at Chōgosonshi-ji temple: a budhist temple in the city of Ikoma in Nara prefecture.

What happens?

The main parade takes place between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the Sunday. The parade features 50 “tiger girls and boys” (young adults born in the year of the tiger) parading with tiger mikoshi (shoulder borne shrines) accompanied by traditional Japanese instruments and taiko drums.

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