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  • 野口

Momiji (Maple Leaf) Festival in Jishu Jinja Shrine

In appreciation for the autumn harvest and the benefit of love and relationships, Jishu Jinja Shrine annually conducts Momiji Festival to make prayers for well-beings of family members and prosperous businesses.
A troop of MIKO (shrine maiden) with red colored maple twigs from Mt. Horai in their hands, dedicate votive dance performances such as “Momiji no mai (dance of maple leaf)” , “Tsurugi no Mai (dance of sword)”, and “Ougi no Mai (dance of fan)" . At “OHIDAKI (a Shinto ritual of bonfire)”, the shrine prays for people’s health and recovery from illness as well.

Venue: Jishu Jinja Shrine

Date/Time: Thursday, Japanese national holiday, November 23, 2017, from 2:00 pm Fee: 300 yen (admission of Kiyomizu-dera Temple)




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