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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5.02 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

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.

5.08 months ago

A prestigious shrine with a history of 1900 years.

5.0a year ago

So famouse

4.0in the last week

武蔵国総社。645年大化の改新後、武蔵国府がこの地に置かれ、それまで出雲臣祖神天穂日命の後裔が武蔵国造に任ぜられ際務を勤めていたが、武蔵国府の国司が祭務を統括するようになると、国内の全ての社への祭務を容易に行えるよう、この大國魂神社に一之宮から六之宮を合祠し武蔵国総社とした。故に六所宮とも呼ばれる。祭神は大國魂大神・御霊大神・国内諸神、合祀された一ノ宮・小野大神、二之宮・小河大神、三ノ宮・氷川神社、四ノ宮・秩父大神、五ノ宮・金佐奈大神、六ノ宮・杉山大神が鎮座される。
当時広大な武蔵国の神々を総じる大社で、神々しく厳かな空間である。
広く武蔵国は勿論広く関東諸国にわたり、信仰が厚く崇拝者が多い。