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Mikagura (Sacred Court Dance and Music Ritual) 御神楽
16th December 5pm

Mikagura (Sacred Court Dance and Music Ritual) 御神楽

Mikagura is a performance of classical ceremonial music and dance, and it has a long tradition which dates back to mythological times.


Ôharae (Major Purification) 大祓
31st December 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Ôharae (Major Purification) 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.


16th December 10am
Gochinza-kinen-sai (Shrine Foundation Day Ceremony) 御鎮座記念祭
16th December 5pm
Mikagura (Sacred Court Dance and Music Ritual) 御神楽
23rd December 10am
Tencho-sai (Emperor's Birthday) 天長祭
31st December 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Ôharae (Major Purification) 大祓
31st December 4pm
Koshinsatsu-shono-sai (Burning of Returned Amulets Ritual) 古神札焼納祭
31st December 5pm
Joya-sai (New Year's Eve Ceremony) 除夜祭

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