Seimei-sai, the Commemoration of Abeno Seimei
Every year on the Autumn Equinox day, Seimei Shrine (晴明神社) holds the Seimei-sai (commemoration of Abeno Seimei).
It is said that on that day, Abe no Seimei comes back to the shrine where he is enshrined. During the Yoimiya-sai (the festival eve), welcoming lanterns are lit and the Yutate Kagura (music dedicated to the god) is performed. During the Shinko-sai (the afternoon on the festival day), children make a procession with a mikoshi (portable shrine) and some of them play drums. Although the Seimei-sai is a local festival, people from the whole country come to see it.
Please don't hesitate to rent a kimono at Yumeyakata and go see this traditional event!
Dates: Sept. 22nd and 23rd 2018
Yoimiya-sai on Sept. 22nd, from 7pm
Rei-sai on Sept. 23rd, from 10am
Shinko-sai on Sept. 23rd, from 1pm
Venue: Seimei Shrine
Access： Bus stop "Ichijomodoribashi" (2min walk) Bus stop "Horikawa Imadegawa" (2min walk)
Seimei Shrine website: http://www.seimeijinja.jp/