Matsue Horan-enya Memorial Hall
What is Horan-enya?
With a 360-year history, this festival whose official name is “Shikinen Shinkosai of Matsue’s Jozan Inari Shrine”, took the name Horan-enya from the words which the participants sung rhythmically to each other. Once every 10 years, a flamboyant procession of about 100 boats takes place.
Feel the thrill of Horan-enya here
Horan-enya, with a history of 360 years, held in the hope of a rich harvest
Feel the tradition-preserving spirit of the people
Once every 10 years, over 9 days, citizens come together
The thrilling scenes of past festivals still vivid in their minds.
The origin and history of Horan-enya, displays of boats representative of five main districts, and Kaitenma dancing are introduced through video images and graphics.
Kaitenma boat display
A half-size scale-model Kaitenma boat is on display outside.
You can admire the colorful decorations and experience sitting in the boat.
You can also take a photo with the performer’s instruments.
Through a recording on the big screen, you can enjoy the Horan-enya experience and learn about its beginnings as a sacred ritual using boats.
The next Horan-enya is in 2019.
scheduled to be held from
May 18 [sat] to May 26 [sun],2019