The monthly festival was attended by the ujiko.
(people under the protection of the local deity)
This is a kind of a new year's festival.
(Ceremony of the first Karuta play of the new year)
Dedication of the Karuta play, a Japanese traditional card game held by the Japanese Karuta House.
Wakana means "young green". They offer young green to God and pray for happiness.
The ship of shichifukujin marches around the Shijo street.
（9～10th day）Prayers for prosperity and security of family.
(We present souvenirs in front of Ebisu-sha on the 9th and 10th days.)
Seijin-sai(Coming of age festival)
Celebrating their participation as grown-ups and pray for happiness.
Prayers to drive out bad luck at eki shrine
Prayers for health and happiness. Ponto-cho(01:00 pm) and Miyagawa-cho(03:00 pm) dedicate dances. We scatter beans and rice cakes.
Same as above, Imayo(11:00 am), Gion kobu(01:00 pm), Gion higashi(03:00 pm) dedicate dances.We scatter beans and rice cakes.
On both days, we offer happy beans and Amazake, a sweet drink made from rice and sake.
We pray for the establishment of the country, prosperity of the nation and happiness of people. They dedicate a Seishin-ryu Ginbu dance and serve you with rice cakes.
Prayers for luxuriance with music and dance.
Prayers for the coming of spring.
Prayers for the health and happiness of their children.
Offering of summer clothes to deities.
Rice planting performance in the sacred rice field in Tanba-cho
Mikagura-hono(Dedication of Kagura)
Kagura is sacred dance and music performed on the occasion.
A large festival held on the day connected with the God. They also dedicate Kagura.
Performance of Ayanokoji-ryu tanka poetry.
Suzu-no-o hono hokoku-sai
Dedication of the cords of bell.
A ceremony for purification of sins.
Gion Matsuri(Gion Festival)
Held between July 1 to 31.
Many events are held during the festival. The
highlights are Yoi-yama on the 16th and Yamahoko-
junko on the 17th.
Also Hanagasa-junko happens on the 24th and ends
with the Eki-jinja nagoshi-sai on the 31th.
An exhibition of children's drawings.
A festival for the coming of Autumn.
A festival of moon viewing held on Buden.
The day on which the emperor offered the new grains to the Gods
Mourning of and giving thanks to the Meiji emperor.
Offering winter clothes to deities.
Bugaku-hono(Dedication of Bugaku)
Dance dedication with a big drum and other music.
Offering of the first crops and praying for luxuries.
A ceremony of housecleaning in the shrine.
Celebration of the birth of the emperor and prayers for his long-lived life.
The chief priest of the shrine ignites a fire by using the mallet and the mortar made from the hinoki tree. He then lights the Okera Tourou ("tourou" means garden lantern). The fire is kept burning in the main shrine throughout the year.
A ceremony for the purification of sins.
After the festival, the Okera fire is moved to the two Okera Tourou. People ignite the lantern's matchlock with the sacred fire then carry the lantern back home to ignite a candle before the home altar. They make zouni (rice cakes boiled with vegetables on New Year's Day) by that fire and pray for happiness during the new year.
Imamiyaebisu-jinja tai hono
On every new year's eve, Imamiyaebisu shrine offers breams to Yasaka shrine.