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    Other Annual Events

    Daikon Daki ( Radish Boiling )
    For 4 days around FEB.11
    Sanzen-in Temple

    The ceremonial boiling of white radishes. It's believed eating radish keeps poeple healthy and safe.

    • [ Sanzen-in Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-744-2531
      Access : Kyoto Bus No. 17, 18 "Ohara"

    mum mum ...

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    Hari Kuyo
    Horinji Temple

    This temple enshrines the deity of needle work and entertainment.
    Hari Kuyo, service for old needles, is held at 1:00PM.

    • [ Horinji Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-861-0069
      Access : City Bus No.28 "Arashiyama Koen"


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    Nento-Sai Festival
    Kamigamo Shrine

    A ceremony having been performed since Heian Period.
    Pray for the good spring season to come soon.

    • [ Kamigamo-jinja Shrine ]
    • Tel : 075-781-0011
      Access : From Kyoto City Subway-Karasuma-line "Kitaoji" Station,
      City Bus No.Kita3 "Misonoguchi-cho"
      City Bus No.4 "Kamigamojinja-mae"

    Ceremony on field

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    ■ Setsubun


    Setsubun means the parting of the seasons.
    On February 3 (the lunar New Year), people scatter soybeans throughout their house to drive out demons and bring in good luck.
    The ceremony is also held at temples and shrines.


    FEB.2 - 4
    Yoshida-jinja Shrine

    Tsuinashiki ( Ceremony of Chase Devils ) is held from 6:00PM on Feb.2.
    Karo Festival is held at 11:00PM on Feb.3, in which amulets and charms are burned in a giant central bonfire.

    • [ Yoshida Shrine ]
    • Tel : 075-771-3788
      Access : City Bus No.206 "Kyodai Seimon-mae"


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    Heian-jingu Shrine

    Old ceremony in Heian Period style is held.
    Bean-throwing starts at 3:00PM

    • [ Heian-jingu Shrine ]
    • Tel : 075-761-0221
      Access : City Bus No.5 "Okazaki Koen Bijutsukan, Hianiingu Mae"

      Hanazono Kaikan

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    FEB.2 - 3
    Yasaka-jinja Shrine

    Traditional dance performances and Bean-throwing are held by Geiko and Maiko girls at Gion district.
    Feb.2 Ponto-cho at 1:00PM Miyagawa-cho at 3:00PM
    Feb.3 Gion Kobu at 1:00PM Gion Higashi at 3:00PM

    • [ Yasaka-jinja Shrine ]
    • Tel : 075-561-6155
      Access : City Bus No.206 "Gion"

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    FEB. 3
    Rokuharamitsuji Temple

    Rokuharamitsuji Temple Japanese traditional dance,
    Rokusainenbutu ,is important folk cultural assets with tradition of
    1000 years.
    And starts at 3:00PM.

    • [ Rokuharamitsuji Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-561-6980
      Access : City Bus No.206 "Kiyomizu-michi"


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    Rozanji Temple

    An unique Demon Dance performed by three devils starts at 3:00PM.

    • [ Rozanji Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-231-0355
      Access : City Bus No.17, 205 "Furitsuidaibyoin-mae"

    • KINOE Ryokan

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    FEB.2 - 4
    Mibu Temple

    Kyogen Play is performed 8 times a day from 1:00PM on Feb.2 and 3.
    ( Free )

    • [ Mibu Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-841-3381
      Access : City Bus No.26 "Mibudera michi"

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    Senbon-Syakado Temple

    From 3:00PM kyogen comedic drama is dedicated for Buddha by famous Shigeyama group. After this, a man and a lady wearing white and red clothes comically expel demons in order to pray for happiness, prosperity and good luck in the year.

    • [ Senbon-Syakado Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-461-5973
      Access : City Bus No.50 "Kamishichiken"

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    Kitano-tenmangu Shrine

    Kyogen Play and Japanese traditional dance performance at 1:00PM

    • [ Kitano-tenmangu Shrine ]
    • Tel : 075-461-0005
      Access : City Bus No.50 "Kitanotenmangu-mae"

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    Fujinomori-jinja Shrine

    Amazake (lit. sweet sake), sweet non-alcoholic drink made from fermented rice, is provided to visitors whole day. “Men of the year” (toshi-otoko, men who were born in a year with the same sign in the 12-year cycle Chinese zodiac system as the current year) scatter beans to ward off demons and traditional court music called “gagaku” and dancing are performed to dedicate to the god. Tsuina-shiki ceremony is performed from 8:00PM.

    • [ Fujinomori-jinja Shrine ]
    • Tel : 075-641-1045
      Access : Keihan railway "Sumizome" station

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