Mar/3, 2020 Hina-Nagashi at Awashima Shrine

Sightseeing information about Mar/3, 2020 Hina-Nagashi at Awashima Shrine in Japan.

Mar/3, 2020 Hina-Nagashi (Floating Girl's Festival Dolls) at Awashima Shrine3.7

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Dolls are crammed on to the altar of Awashima-jinja (Shrine), which is famous for the Shinto ritual of Hina-nagashi (floating Girl’s Festival dolls on the sea of March 3rd). A fantasy world opens up before your eyes and you become caught up in the mysterious atmosphere.
About 30-40 thousands dolls such as Hina-doll, Ichimatu-doll, French-doll are dedicated as the memorial service every year, and it' a magnificent view. People would gasp at such a breathtakingly mysterious view.

Every year on March 3, the day of Hinamatsuri Girl's Festival, Hina-Nagashi(Sending off of Hina-dolls) is performed.
Hina-dolls which have been dedicated from all over nation are loaded onto three wooden boats along with paper dolls written messages of wishes and prayers.

At noon, dolls and visitors are performed the purification ceremony at shrine precincts. Then, dolls are loaded onto three ships and only woman are allowed to bring the ships to the seaside.
Around 1PM, Shinto ritual are held by priests, and then three ships are sent off to ocean.
People who watch over ships floating would wave their hands, pray their wishes, or fill their eyes with tears.

DATE: March 3rd, 2020
HOURS: Gate open at 9AM-5PM, the event starts at noon.
ACCESS: 20 mins by walk from Kada Sta (Nankai Kada Line)

PurposeFestivals,spiritual places,beach,Traditional folk,nature,kids,haunted places,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major
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5.02 weeks ago

creepy place, definitely recommends

5.06 months ago

Amazing shrine with colletion creepy dools. I like it.

5.04 months ago

Very nice place

5.09 months ago

Nice view and great jinja

5.0a year ago

Really special and rare place to visit in Wakayama, Osaka. There are plenty of dolls, lucky cats that make a holly sense