Jan/18 - 19, 2020 Somin Festival at Idekumano Shrine

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Somin Festival of Idekumano Shrine in Iwate Prefecture has over 400 years history and is believed to follow the Somin festival of Kokusekiji Temple.
Somin Festival is also called Naked Festival, and held for a bumper harvest and protection from evil.
From around 6:30 p.m., half-naked men holding a lantern and a wood stick parade down to the worship hall accompanied by priests, prayers, sacred musicians, and more. Half naked-men wearing a red headband crawl along the ground while purging evil spirits by a wood stick.
Then after 9 p.m., one of the highlights "Hitaki-nobori"(Climinbing the Burning Logs event) is held. The logs piled up about 3 meter high are fired by the candle of the shrine. Then half-naked men climb up the logs after and after to expose the shower of sparks and purify themselves.
The finale of the festival is the battle of grabbing the Somin bag, where the men scramble and fight for the bag. It is said that the winner is blessed with a good harvest and great luck all year long.

Dates : January 18 - 19, 2020
Hours : 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Venue : Idekumano Shrine
Address : Esashi Idekadoya, Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture
Access : about 30 mins by car from Mizusawa-Esashi Station

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3.02 years ago

派手さはありますんが、なぜか気が澄まされるような雰囲気でした。蘇民祭が行われる神社,。

5.02 years ago

【岩手県神道青年会HPより】
聖武天皇の頃、按察使兼鎮守府将軍大野東人の従者・徳民駿河が住み、紀州(和歌山県)熊野権現を勧請したのが始まりと伝わる。

明治4年、伊邪那美命を祭神として熊野神社と称す。

旧暦1月14日に行われてきた奇祭・蘇民祭は、新暦1月第3土曜日に改められ、夜を徹して勇壮な裸参りが行われている。

1.0a month ago

🎆0|9🌞

5.0a year ago

蘇民祭は良いね‼️

5.02 years ago

男の🔥火祭り