Friday, 6 May 2016

Shinmeigu Shrine Thatch Ring Festival

Shinmeigu Shrine Thatch Ring Festival
(Shinmeigu Chi no Wa Matsuri)

Passing through the "chi no wa," a large ring made of kaya thatch, represents a ceremonial cleansing from the impurities accumulated over the first half of the year and a prayer for good health for the latter half of the year. Pre-festival events are held on June 30 while the main festival is on July 1 annually.

Shinmeigu Shrine Thatch Ring Festival 神明宮茅の輪祭 八戸市 Shinmeigu Chi no Wa Matsuri Hachinohe City
Photo Source: Hachinohe City Website

Date: June 30-July 1, 2016
Location: Shinmeigu Shrine, Hachinohe City 神明宮 (map)
Admission: Free
  • Kagura
  • Bon Odori Dance
  • Food Stalls
  • Etc.

Shinmeigu Shrine 神明宮
26-1 Nijūrokunichimachi (青森県八戸市廿六日町26-1)
Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture 031-0044
TEL: 0178-22-8883

More Information:
Aomori Sightseeing News aptinet (Japanese):

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