History of Hikiyama event

Meiji 14 (1881)

Tsuchizaki Shinmeisya was promoted to a prefecture company.

Meiji 22 (1889)

Sozennittamachi of the neighboring village (currently Somomi Town) merges. It will be Tsuchizaki port town.

Meiji 32 (1899) A view of Hikiyama in Kodomachi

Meiji 32 (1899)

A view of Hikiyama in Kodomachi

Foreign subject/Ayu and you are both strange

Looking back/engagement between foreigners and Japanese people

A row of Hikiyama when competing for height. I can see a hikiyama of a similar height behind. At the same time, it seems that kids hikiyama was being pulled. The height can be seen as seven lengths (21 m).

Meiji 34 (1901)

An electric wire is drawn at Tsuchizaki. Along with this restrictions on driving, Hikiyama gradually became lower, it is said to be about 5 meters now.

Taisho 2 (1913)

August. Tsuchizaki Shinmeisya launched a 300 year festival.

Taisho 2 (1913) Scenery of Shimushinmachi Hikiyama

Taisho 2 (1913)

Scenery of Shimushinmachi Hikiyama

Foreign Prize/Akatsuna retributiveism

Looking back/(unknown)

“Tsuchizaki Shinmeisya back side of postcard of 300 years festival.
There is a seal of the memorial sign “”Memorial of Tsuchizaki Shinmeisya. in August 2003,”” and the seal of “”Shinmachi’s Hikiyama of 300 th anniversary since Establishment of Tsuchizaki Shinmeisya “”.”

Taisho 4  (1915) Town name unknown

Taisho 4 (1915)

Town name unknown

Foreign subject/(unknown)

Looking back/(unknown)

“Hikiyama for showing you =Okiyama.
In the past, this fixed placement that did not pull this way was made actively.
The photo is said to be the longest mountain that can be checked at the moment. The left and right edges are broken, but both ends are thought to continue further.”

Showa 6 (1931) A view of Shinmachi Hikiyama

Showa 6 (1931)

A view of Shinmachi Hikiyama

External subject/Genji’s young man who roams in four seas

Looking back/(unknown)

Picture of the first dance (harbor koto) danced in the festival. It was said that it was popular enough that there are no spectators in other hikiyama, and since then, dancing has become indispensable to the festival. Four people in kimono in the center of the picture are female dressed young people.

Showa 16 (1941)

April. Tsuchizaki port town merges with Akita-shi. Tsukizaki Port was renamed “Akita Port”.

Showa 19 (1944)

The festival is canceled by the Pacific War.

Showa 22 (1947)

The festival is resumed. There is no US military permission to use the doll’s sword or spear, and it becomes a fist doll.

Showa 38 (1963)

Tsuchizaki Shinmeisya sitting 350 years festival.

Showa 47 (1972)

From this year, the Association of Tsuchizaki Association of Economics issues “Bookmark of Minato Festival” (festival guide brochure distributed all house of Tsuchizaki district, later renamed “Bookmark of Harbor Hikiyama Festival”) every year.

Showa 55 (1980)

For preservation and tradition of traditional folk performing arts, the “Minato bayashi preservation society” is formed by Kowakai, Gosyoukai, Shizukikai, Wakanamikai.

Showa 62 (1987)

“Minato Hikiyama Kuruma Ondo” is composed, and the choreography of dancing can also be attached.

Heisei first year (1989)

“Onshinkai” will be formed for the preservation of sound prefetching / swinging style.

Heisei first year (1989) Okiyama of 100th anniversary of Akita City Centennial

Heisei first year (1989)

Okiyama of 100th anniversary of Akita City Centennial

Okiyama with a height of 23 meters decorated in Tsuchizaki station front child park.

Heisei 1992 (1992)

Street stalls declined sharply due to social conditions. “Fureai Minato Carnival” will be held for creative creation.

Heisei 1993 (1993)

It is designated as an intangible folk cultural property of Akita. The following year (1994), it is designated as an intangible folk cultural property of Akita prefecture.

Heisei era 1997 (1997)

On December 15th, it will be designated as the important intangible folk cultural asset of the country which will be the tenth in the prefecture.

Heisei 19 (1999)

“Fureai Hikiyama” (later “Fureai Festival”) will be held by the Akita Minato Promotion Council sponsored by Akita Minato Promotion Council from the evening of the 20th to the evening as an event where visitors can experience the hikiyama. Since then, it will be held annually.

Heisei 2006 (2006)

With the road extension work of Tsuchizaki station development developed, the festival hall and hall of Tsuchizaki Shinmei Company will be rebuilt. From this year, on July 20, a worship service with Hikiyama in the precincts begins “a visit to a village”.

Heisei 22 (2010)

On 12th September, the Akita-shi Tsuzaki Games were held at the National Association of Yamaha, Hokkaido and Yatai Sushi Confederations, and 10 Hikiyama dedicated. It is a village company street, “Restoration Hikiyama” of 15 m in height is shown and operated.

Heisei 25 (2013)

Tsubaki Shinmeisya’s 400 year anniversary. 25 Higashiyama volunteers dedicated to the greatest number after the war. “Restoration hikiyama” of 15 m in height is shown and operated.

Heisei 25 fiscal year Fourth Centenary Memorial Restoration Hikiyama

Heisei 25 (2013)

Heisei 25 fiscal year
Fourth Centenary Memorial Restoration Hikiyama

Restoration hikiyama reproducing the hikiyama at the time of height competition at Tsingzaki Shinmei company’s 400 year festival. It is approximately 15 meters high.

History of the festival
to know from the literature

First year of Hoei (1704)“The national classification” (the first part Yoshibu 44)
Collection of Akita Prefectural Archives

  • The national classification

“A record of the founding of the festival
People in the town asked the shrine magistrate to do a shrine mikoshi passing cruise from the next honorific year 2 (1705) because seafarers coming to Tsuchizaki port donated the shrine for the first year of Hohenaga (1704).”

Bunka 12 year (1815)“Akita Fudoki” (Akita gun) by Yodogawa Susumi
Collection of Akita Prefectural Archives

  • Akita Fudoki

“Records of local journals in the prefecture
About the doctrine of Tsuchizaki Shinmei Company, there is a state that the “”Saki Festival”” and “”Pontile Shrine Shrine”” which are no longer being done have been done.”

Meiji 11 (1878)“Japan Okudoki Biko” (Toyo Bunko) Isabella Bird, translated by Takeshi Takanashi
Heibonsha Publishing

“Description of the festival in the eyes of a foreigner
“”We went to the place where the throng was greatest, round the two great matsuri cars, whose colossal erections we had seen far off. These were structures of heavy beams, thirty feet long, with eight huge, solid wheels. … and two special peaks of unequal height at the top, the whole being nearly fifty feet from the ground. All these projections were covered with black cotton cloth, from which branches of pines protruded. In the middle three small wheels, one above another, over which striped white cotton was rolling perpetually, represented a waterfall ; at the bottom another arrangement of white cotton represented a river, and an arrangement of blue cotton, fitfully agitated by a pair of bellows below, represented the sea. … These two cars were being drawn up and down the street at the rate of a mile in three hours by 200 men each, numbers of men with levers assisting the heavy wheels out of the mud-holes.”””

First year of forgiveness (1789)“A Snowy Road” (34), by Soan Tsumura
National Diet Library

  • A Snowy Road

“This is the oldest documented description of hikiyamas being pulled.
He saw as many as 40 hikiyamas being pulled, attesting to a level of prosperity even greater than that of the Kubota Castle area..”

Year of Culture (1804)“Sho-ra Saori” (Kazue Yuya Hanashi) Humidity rain showers
Collection of Akita Prefectural Library

  • Sho-ra Saori

“I can know the bustle of the festival at that time
“”Today’s night Tsazaki Ise festival Yukonomiya Focusing on the light heaven of the lanterns Even if you would like to see better than outside of mathematics people like Minato Day 21 next day festival line, mountain shelf, stalls, takeout, pasture It has spectacular eyes in the clan, it is a gift stall to the people of the house rather than to the merchants of the prefecture, it is a place to climb up to the far end and to stand a cone. “”
※ quoted from “”Hitomi Shikyu 4th Book Akita Sakigake Report 4″””

Culture 11 year (1814)“Fixed Question Answer” (Shrine and Temple) Mr. Naka
Collection of Akita Prefectural Archives

  • Fixed Question Answer

“A record that can be known to the attention of people of those days as to the festival and bustling
“”Satsuki shrine festival of Tsukasaki Shinmei Festival at Tsuchiurasaki Shrine festival in Akita County, Sankoin Seminar, Shinkyoin, Shinkin Toshiba, a sacred ceremony with a light of the evening festival. On this day the shrine to the shrine town of Kinbocho, Kamiyuki, I will leave with a few more towns than the cities, and the cities compete with each other to be able to compete in tactics, leaving as many people as possible to those who do not know. “”
※ quoted from “”Akita Sugin (3)”””

Picture of Tsuchizaki around Hirokasei 3 (1846)“Tsuchizaki port town history” winding head binding picture
Akita City Hall Tsuchizaki branch office publication

  • Picture of Tsuchizaki around
  • Poster Gallery
  • Videos of The Festival
  • Tsuchizaki Shinmeisha
  • Minatobayashi Preservation Society