Oct. 03, 2019 UPDATE

Seimeisai Festival

- 晴明祭 -
Traveler Friendly
The Chinese website is available and staff in the shop speak some English. (Staff of the street stalls may not speak English).
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese and some English
PeriodSeptember 21st - 22nd, 2020
VenueSeimei Jinja Shrine
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Oct. 03, 2019 UPDATE

Seimeisai Festival

- 晴明祭 -
Traveler Friendly
The Chinese website is available and staff in the shop speak some English. (Staff of the street stalls may not speak English).
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese and some English
775 12 --- 0 reviews
PeriodSeptember 21st - 22nd, 2020
VenueSeimei Jinja Shrine
Story & Recommendation
The most important festival in Seimei Jinja Shrine with long processions
Seimei-Jinja Shrine where a famous astronomer, Seimei Abe, is worshiped was established in 1007 near Kyoto Subway Imadegawa Station. You may notice that there are many stickers of pentagram called Gobosei in this shrine. This was made by Seimei Abe and was used for Onmyodo (way of Yin and Yang; occult divination system based on the Taoist theory of the five elements) as a prayer charm. Seimeisai Festival is the biggest festival in Seimei Jinja Shrine and lasts for two days. On the first day, Yoimiyasai Festival (festival-eve vigil) will be taken place at 7pm. The ritual for safety and good health will be practiced by priestess. On the second day, an annual festival (Reisai Festival) is taken place which is the most important ritual in this shrine. Reisai Festival will start from 10am and tea ceremony and floral tribute will be offered. One of the highlights is a children parade with about 100 children marching in procession around Seimei Jinja Shrine. There will be many street stalls around the shrine, so you may enjoy the festival atmosphere. Please check out the gorgeous Mikoshi (portable shrines) and a parade of children as well as various processions (check out the columns below for more information)!
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Event time
September 21nd at 7pm- September 22th at 10am - 5pm
Cancellations
No postponement for rain
Price range
It will cost money if you buy something from the street stalls.
Credit cards
Not accepted
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