This God city has many events and festivals throughout the year. Hatsu-mode is the first celebrated festival that revels “The first visit of the year to a shrine”. The Gion festival held during the months of summer is popular too. Other notable festivals of Narita are the Osame-Fudo Fire, which is fire festivity held towards the year end. The Setsubun-e gathering is a fun festival where you get to see popular sumo wrestlers becoming men of the year. The Sobataka shrine festival, Narita Taiko Festival held mid-April is a grand drum festival, the Takigi-Noh, and the Otaiya Festival, the Narita Jidai-emaki that illustrates a historic story beautifully, are the most prominent festivals and events of Narita.