Nov. 15, 2018 UPDATE

Okasai

- 桜花祭 -
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Cherry blossom is a symbol of Japan, various kind of cherry blossoms are blooming in Hirano shrine
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Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodApril 10th, every year
VenueHirano Shrine
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Nov. 15, 2018 UPDATE

Okasai

- 桜花祭 -
Traveler Friendly
Cherry blossom is a symbol of Japan, various kind of cherry blossoms are blooming in Hirano shrine
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
533 4 --- 0 reviews
PeriodApril 10th, every year
VenueHirano Shrine
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The festival of Cherry blossom, a symbol of Japan at Hirano Shrine
Hirano Shrine holds Cherry Blossom Festival every year on 10th April. The origin of the festival goes back in 985 when Emperor Kazan visited the shrine and ordered a special festival in hope of prosperity for his descendants. The festival was revived in 1921 and has been continued up to the present. The festival includes the cherry blossom festival starting at 10:00, the ceremony at the mausoleum of Emperor Kazan at 11:00, and the ceremony of a procession of the portable shrine at 12:00. About 200 acolytes surrounding the portable shrine start parading through the neighboring area from 13:00. It is said that initial blooming of Sakigake-Sakura, endemic to Hirano Shrine, in the middle of March is a sign of the start of a cherry blossom season. Additionally, about 60 kinds of cherry blossoms originated from the shrine can be viewed, such as Hirano-imose Sakura, Hirano-nioi Sakura, Kinugasa Sakura and Toppane Sakura. ▼Click here for Writer's Blog http://sharing-kyoto.com/Blog/b_Okasai/
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Event time
10:00 The cherry blossom festival starting 11:00 The ceremony at the mausoleum of Emperor Kazan 12:00 The procession of the portable shrine
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Cherry Blossom Festival can be rained out (a decision is made on the day of the event).
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