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"Takayama Autumn Festival" is one of the three most beautiful festivals of Japan. It is an application that introduces the "Takayama Autumn Festival".

Takayama Autumn Festival:
The Takayama Autumn Festival is the annual festival of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine (more affectionately known as Hachiman-sama), the guardian deity of the northern half of the old Takayama castle town. As such the festival is commonly known as the Hachiman Festival.\nThe festival is thought to have its origins in the latter half of the 16th century or early 17th century. The main ceremonies of the autumn festival are performed by locals on October 9 and 10 each year. It started as a thanksgiving ceremony to offer gratitude to the gods for bumper harvests.\n The spring and autumn festival of Takayama are counted among the three most beautiful festivals in Japan along with Kyoto's Gion Festival and Saitama's Chichibu Night Festival. Indeed, the Takayama Festivals are designated by the government as an intangible folklore cultural asset. The main attractions of the festival are the ornate yatai and traditional ceremonies. The yatai-gumi groups who own the yatai of the Takayama Festival tale immense and justified pride in maintaining their area's yatai, each handed down from generation to generation. Once the autumn festival is over, Takayama bunkers down for the long, snowy winter.