May 23, 2013

May 25th and 26th Mantō Mitama Matsurii @ Gokoku Jinja Shirne

Event:Mantō Mitama Matsurii
Date:May 25, 2013~ay 26, 2013
Cost: Free
Organizer:Gokokujinja Shrine
Address:2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, 730-0011, Japan
Two days of events and commemorations over two nights at
Hiroshima’s shrine to the war dead, Gokoku-Jinja, which is
decorated with lanterns.

Saturday, May 25

  • 18:00 Ceremony in the main Shrine Hall
  • 19:00 Around 100 women dressed as shrine maidens perform dances in the forecourt
  • Followed by Miko-mai dance by full time shrine maidens
  • Taiko drum performance
  • Possibly other performances
  • Lantern lit dances by the maidens for the day finale before things finish at 9pm

Sunday, May 26

  • 10:00 elementary school aged boys and girls compete in Sumo contests in the shrine building.
  • 18:00 Mitama ceremony.
  • 19:00 Kagura Dance performances from 3 troupes.


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