Aug/6, 2020 Miyajima Kangensai Festival4.0
from 8/6 '20 to 8/6 '20
The Kangen-sai Festival is the largest festival at Itsukushima shrine on the island of Miyajima, and one of the three great boat festivals in Japan. It mixes Shinto rituals with ancient court music known as kangen.
The Kangen-sai is a floating festival, and the musicians are towed on a beautifully decorated craft, between Itsukushima Shrine and other shrines on Miyajima and the mainland, by some very energetic oarsmen in smaller boats.
15:00 Hatsurensai-Shinto ceremony at Itsukushima Shrine.
16:00 The portable shrine is moved to the Goza boat and the boats depart the shrine heading toward O-torii Gate.
16:40 Ceremonial Gagaku music is performed at the gate. After the performance, the boats sail toward Jigozen shrine.
18:00 At Hotateiwa, Eba's rowing boat is unfastened from the Goza boat and goes ahead to Jigozen Shrine to dedicate a dance performance. The Goza boat and Aga rowing boats are anchored there and have dinner and sacred sake in the boats. After sunset, they light the lanterns.
19:20 The boats get to the shore in front of Jigozen Shrine. Ceremonial Gagaku music is performed in front of the shrine.
20:40 When the boats get to the shore in front of Nagahama Shrine, people on Miyajima greet them with paper lanterns. Ceremonial Gagaku music is performed. After the boats leave for Goza boat is rotated three times by Eba's rowing boat and the boats leave for Omoto Shrine.
21:30 Ceremonial Gagaku music is performed on the shore in front of Omoto Shrine.
22:30 Ceremonial Gagaku music is performed in front of Marodo Shrine. The boats get into Masugata and rotate three times, playing Gagaku music. This is the grand finale of the festival.
23:00 The portable shrine is moved back to Istukushima Shrine.
Date : August 6, 2020
Address : 1162-18 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
Access: 10 mins by ferry from Miyajimaguchi pier
※Please check the official website.
PurposeFestivals,should go,parade,spiritual places,beach,world heritage,Traditional folk,night view,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!
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We guide this spot.
4.0a week ago
- Beautiful island for one day trip
- easy to go (ferry every 5 minutes 320 yen )
- itsukushima shrine
Itsukushima floating gate in maintenance
- mount miesn
-deer everywhere but in Nara more
5.0a month ago
suprise in imagine
Japan in my love
I come back soon
5.05 months ago
One of the most enchanting sites in Japan. Seems to float on the water, if the tides, light and wind are in your favour. And if you can see the Tori without too many tourists blocking the view ;-)
Absolute must visit!!
5.06 months ago
I came here in July 2019, and it is one of the most stunning places in the world. Here, you can see the one of the world's largest torii, floating above the beach and being submerged in the water in high tide. Then there are the beautiful temples and deer in the mountains. I strongly recommend a half to full day trip here.
5.08 months ago
This is a MUST visit place in Hiroshima. It’s the icon of the city besides the Peace Park. This island has so many things to offer. Beautiful shrine, wonderful walk path, authentic local shops, and the famous giant Torii(unfortunately for us because it was under repair).
The most famous food here is the fresh oyster and the red bean pastry. Must try both of these food when visit this island.
This island also full of deer that roaming around the island freely. Very friendly dear, many people try to take photo with them.
Very easy to cross over to this island. They have shuttle ferry that operate every 15min and the cost is only ¥180 per way. So convenient and easy. No rush and the ferry ride take only 10mjn.
I enjoyed to much this visit to this island. Will surely be back again.