The Toyota Oiden Matsuri is the largest event in Toyota-shi city (Aichi-ken), and the protagonists of this event are the citizens who dance and sing the rhythm of the melody of Oiden! It's a fabulous summer show featuring dance, drink, food and one of the biggest firework displays in the world.
On the last Saturday and Sunday of July in Toyota is held the summer festival called Oiden Matsuri (Oiden Festival), the center of Toyota is transformed for a weekend of festivities.
Oiden is a word from the old Mikawa dialect of the region which means “Let's go!” and the cry de Oiden (Odorumai!) It means come here, let's dance together!
On Saturday hundreds of teams of families, business associates and friends from the neighborhood gather to practice the long-awaited Oiden festival, held downtown where everyone is dancing the oiden dance and singing the song. oiden It looks like a carnival of brightly colored costumes.
The festival ends Sunday night with one of the largest fireworks displays in the world. More 13.000 fireworks are released in a display that lasts almost two hours, a fabulous way to end a wonderful weekend of dancing and fun.
Unfortunately, the event is no more than three days, was limited to two days - Saturday and Sunday the end of July.
- Oiden Festival:
Date: July 27 (Saturday), 2019, from 17: 00 to 20: 30h
Location: In front of Meitetsu Toyota Station
• Fire Fighting:
Date: July 28 (Sunday), 2019, from 19: 10 to 21h
Location: Yahagi River Shores, Shirahama Park Area
Note: With light rain the event continues as planned, but with heavy rain the event is canceled.