April 30th - May 6th : Fuchū Kurayami Festival

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April 30th - May 6th : Fuchū Kurayami Festival4.1

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 from 4/30 '19 to 5/6 '19

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This is a festival based at Ōkunitama Shrine, located in the heart of Fuchū, Tokyo.
Originally, such shrine events were often held late at night, thus previously, so too was the climax of the mikoshi ceremony conducted in the early hours.

Out of consideration for the safety of participants and visitors, the festival is now held during the evening, yet the sight of the brave figures taking part remains unchanged from the olden days.

The deities of Japan are divided into six categories, each according to their roles. Ōkunitama Shrine is the foremost of those known as the “Six Shrines of Musashi” in the Tama district of Western Tokyo.

A total of eight mikoshi (the sacred palanquins believed to serve as a transport for the deities) depart during the festival. Seven of these are hoisted about as they are carried forth, and make for a lively sight.

The taiko drums which are among the largest in Japan, as well as the festival floats procession are also magnificent. The mikoshi ceremony that takes place from the evening of the 5th of May is certainly the climax, but during the remainder of the festival there is plenty on offer for visitors: including ritual dances, festival related events, garden markets (free markets), and more.

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5.010 months ago

A prestigious shrine with a history of 1900 years.

5.0a year ago

Led by the large zelkova tree lined avenue, this shrine stands calmly and beautifully. It is considered as one of the five most prestigious shrines in Tokyo.

5.02 years ago

The biggest shrine in the area, with a long promenade of ancient zelkova trees and a number of events throughout the year, such as the Kurayami festival in May, the plum festival in July, and the chestnut festival in September. Despite its size and importance, maintains a sense of sacredness and is not overly touristy.

5.0a year ago

So famouse

5.04 weeks ago

府中駅から歩いて5分程度にある神社。
敷地は広く、とても清らかな気持ちになれる場所です。毎月のように催し物があり、特に五月の例大祭、くらやみ祭りや関東三大酉の市に数えられる酉の市などは有名。
駅からも近いこともあり、由緒ある神社であるものの気軽に立ち寄れることも魅力。
今はもう府中からは離れていますが、酉の市など年に何回かは足を運びたくなる場所です。
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