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Hotaru-hojo-sai (Releasing Fireflies Ritual) 蛍放生祭
8th June 7pm

Hotaru-hojo-sai (Releasing Fireflies Ritual) 蛍放生祭

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu attempts to improve the environment and preserve the native ecosystem. Our idea is to preserve or even regenerate the environment. We have dealt with the challenge of improving the water quality in the precinct, so that wildlife can survive.

Ôharae (Major Purification Ritual) 大祓
30th June 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm

Ôharae (Major Purification Ritual) 大祓

Oharae (大祓、major ritual of purification) is held to remove impurities and people's sins. Harae (祓、purification) is held at the beginning of all Shinto rituals, and it is one of the most important rituals.

7th June
Imamiya-reisai (Imamiya Shrine Festival) 今宮例祭
9th June
Onikku-kensenko-kosha-sai (Consecrators) 御日供献饌講講社祭
30th June
Koshinsatsu-shono-sai (Burning of Returned Amulets Ritual) 古神札焼納祭

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