Sep. 05, 2019 UPDATE

Nagoshino Shinji

- 夏越神事 -
Foreign friendly
As there are mainly local people attending this event, foreign visitors may feel a bit away.
Information
Japanese only (English website is available)
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodAugust 6th, 2020
VenueShimogamo Shrine
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Sep. 05, 2019 UPDATE

Nagoshino Shinji

- 夏越神事 -
Foreign friendly
As there are mainly local people attending this event, foreign visitors may feel a bit away.
Information
Japanese only (English website is available)
Languages spoken
Japanese only
192 1 --- 0 reviews
PeriodAugust 6th, 2020
VenueShimogamo Shrine
Story & Recommendation
Summer purification ceremony held in Shimogamo Shrine in a lively atmosphere
Nagoshino Shinji is a Shinto ritual held in summer in Shimogamo Shrine. The purpose of this ritual is to pay misfortune of half a year and pray for good health. Interesting event is that men will scramble the 50 arrows standing in the pond called Mitarashi-ike. Shimogamo Shrine is deeply connected to arrow as deity who is enshrined in the East Main Hall received the arrow in the river and became pregnant. Then she gave a birth to a deity of Kamigamo Shrine. By this mysterious event, the ritual is also called “Yatori Shinji” meaning “an arrow taking Shinto ritual”. Although the general public cannot attend this event, there are many visitors including women and children who enjoy this lively ritual atmosphere.
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Details
Event time
18:30~19:45
Cancellations
No postponement for rain
Price range
If you offer a paper doll, it costs ¥100
Credit cards
Not accepted
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