Nov. 04, 2018 UPDATE

Setsubun yakuyoke daihokai

- 壬生寺節分厄除大法会 -
PeriodFebruary 2nd - February 4th, every year
VenueMibu temple
Setsubun event, to rebel bad spirits with Kyogen
Mibu temple’s setsubun festival has been established by Emperor Shirakawa and it has been continued for 900 years. Setsubun festival is a 3 days event from February 2nd to 4th. During that period, both men and women of all ages are coming to Mibu temple where is located at south & west area of Kyoto from all over Japan. Setsubun festivals will be held in many other places as well, but among that, mibu temple’s setsubun festival has the meaning of praying our health and to rebel bad spirits. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog
Kyogen is Japanese traditional entertainment. Mibu kyogen which will be held on February 2th and 3th only. 8 times kyogens are held from 1pm to 9 pm continually for 2 days at the Kyogen-hall where is located at the north of the precinct. The humor combination of the kyogen and throwing beans is the highest events that we have to check!
The praying to rebel bad spirits (kito) is held at the main hall all day. 2 kinds of praying which has different ways are there. And rare amulets in the shape of dharma or jizo are sold during the setsubun festival period. Dharma or jizo amulets will protect you from the calamity and difficulties.
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Zenzai which is traditional Japanese sweet are served for 1000 people for free on a first come first serve base. Rice cakes which are dedicated at front of the main hall are cooked.
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There is rarely no opportunity to see the Kyogen even though I am local Japanese. So, this event is good chance to enjoy the kyogen in feeling free. Especially, it is combined with throwing beans and Kyogen, It must have fun and excitement!
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Setsubun yakuyoke daihokai / 壬生寺節分厄除大法会
Phone +81 75-841-3381
Address Mibu Naginomiyacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8821
Directions ・Take the rout 26 or 28 bus from Kyoto station and get off the 'Mibuderado' bus stop ・5 minutes by walk from Hankyu Omiya station
Event time 8 times kyogens are held from 1pm to 9 pm continually for 2 days ( February 2th and 3th) Every 0 minute is starting time. Last start is 8pm.
Cancellations No
Price range
Credit cards No
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
It is a rare opportunity to see Kyogen
Information Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
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