Setagaya Hachimangu Shrine’s Autumn Festival includes the usual features of shrine festivals such as mikoshi (portable shrine) parades, with the addition of ritual sumo on a dohyo in front of the shrine.
The ritual sumo—known as hōnōsumo—happens at 2pm on the first day. The main procession in which mikoshi (portable shrines) are paraded around the neighborhood and then returned to the shrine starts at 10am on Sunday and goes for most of the day.
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