The Main Event of Ebisu Festival is Full of Rituals in Historical Gion Area Every January
Ebisu Festival is a five day event which runs from the 8th of January to the 12th in Gion district of Kyoto. A shrine is open from very early morning to midnight during the event, and besides, it is open all night long on 9th and 10th. Main event being on the 10th, is called Toka (meaning 10th day) Ebisu Festival. Event will start at 11am. Starting Event on the 10th is preformed by an actress awarding bamboo leafs. Ebisu is a god of business, that's why a lot of merchants will be coming to pray for next year's success of their businesses. Usually Ebisu is called, EBISSAN, a friendly nickname that many people are familiar with. There are more festivities such as rice cake making, ritual that maiko girl gives bamboo grass with luck, and also Hoekago shrine visiting. Actresses at TOEI Kyoto Studio Park pay homage at a shine on a palanquin.
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