On both days of the festival, the mikoshi (portable shrines) from the various neighborhoods of Kichijōji will be jiggled and jostled around the streets.
The two days will see all types of portable shrines on the shoulders of local Kichijoji residents as they make their way around the neighborhood, but there will also be other traditional performances in the area, as well as stalls and fairs to enjoy.
Both days will be filled with fun and festivities — the children’s portable shrines will be the highlight of Saturday — but the most notable event takes place at around 2 p.m. on Sunday when 11 portable shrines gather in front of the station.
There will be two separate courses for each day, so see the full map and timings on the official website.
The official Musashino Hachimangū Shrine’s main festival will happen separately on September 15.