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Other Annual Events

* Hina Matsuri Festival ( MAR.3 ) *

Hina Matsuri ( Doll Festival ) is the traditional Girl's Festival.
People display dolls wishing for their daughters' health and happiness.

Hiina Matsuri
MAR.3
Ichihime-jinja Shrine

Court dances, demonstration of dressing Juni Hitoe ( Twelve-layered ceremonial robe ) etc.

  • [ Ichihime-jinja Shrine ]
  • Tel : 075-361-2775
  • Access : City Bus No.17, 205 "Kawaramachi Shomen"

Hina performance

Hina performance

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Nagashi Bina
MAR.3
Shimogamo-jinja Shrine

Straw Hina dolls are floated on the river to pray for the safety of children.

For more information : Kyoningyo Shokogyo Cooperative
    Tel : 075-761-3460

  • [ Shimogamo-jinja Shrine ]
  • Access : City Bus No.205 "Shimogamojinja-mae"

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Amagoi Sai ( Rain Festival )
MAR.9
Kibune-jinja Shrine

A ceremony to pray for a rainfall and good harvest.

  • [ Kibune-jinja Shrine ]
  • Tel : 075-741-2016
Access : Take Eizan Railway, Kurama-line to "Kibune-guchi" Station from Demachiyanagi

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Geino Jotatsu Kigan Sai ( Performer's Festival )
MAR.10
Horinji Temple

This temple enshrines the deity of entertainment.
Students studying traditional arts gather to pray for their progress.

  • [ Horinji Temple ]
  • Tel : 075-862-0013

Access : City Bus No.28 "Arashiyama Koen"
   Kyoto Bus No.72 or 73 "Arashiyama"
   JR Sagano Line "Saga Arashiyama" Station

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Seiryu-e ( Blue Dragon Dance )
MAR.14- MAR. 15 and APR.3
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Seiryu, a blue dragon, is said to drink the waterfall in Kiyomizu Temple. Colorful parade of the blue dragon starts 2pm

¥400

  • [ Kiyomizu-dera Temple ]
  • Tel : 075-551-1234

Access : City Bus No.206 "Kiyomizumichi" or "Gojozaka"

Dancing blue dragon

Dancing blue dragon

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Kokeiki ( Tea Ceremony )
MAR.17
Daisen-in Temple ( Sub temple of Daitokuji )

A tea ceremony, overlooking a superb Zen garden, is held for the memory of this temple's third head priest, who was strongly connected with Sen-no-rikyu, Japan's most famous tea master.

¥1,000 ( +¥400 entrance fee )

  • [ Daitokuji Temple ]
  • Tel : 075-491-8346
  • Access : City Bus No.206 "Daitokuji-mae"

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Izumi Shikibu-ki
MAR.21
Seishin-in Temple

Memorial Service for Izumi Shikibu, a famous female poet in Heian period.
There will be a performance of Noh chants.

  • [ Seishin-in Temple ]
  • [ Seishin-in Temple ]
  • Access : City Bus No.5, 17, 205 "Shijo Kawaramachi"

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