TSURUGAOKA HACHIMANGU

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Hitaki-sai (Harvest Thanksgiving Ritual) 丸山稲荷社火焚祭
8th November 2pm

Hitaki-sai (Harvest Thanksgiving Ritual) 丸山稲荷社火焚祭

This ritual is held to express our gra...


Shichigosan-kisei-sai (Children's Feast (ages 7, 5, 3)) 七五三祈請祭
15th November 10am

Shichigosan-kisei-sai (Children's Feast (ages 7, 5, 3)) 七五三祈請祭

The feast for children aged 7, 5 and 3 is observed on 15th November. Parents take five-year-old boys and seven- or three-year-old girls to the local shrine to pray for their safe and healthy future. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is also crowded with many families wearing traditional costume for the celebrations.


3rd November 10am
Meiji-sai (Meiji Emperor's Birthday) 明治祭
8th November 2pm
Hitaki-sai (Harvest Thanksgiving Ritual) 丸山稲荷社火焚祭
23rd November 10am
Niiname-sai (First Fruits Ritual) 新嘗祭

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