Go to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine for Zuiki Ritual

If you are in Kyoto now (October 1th – 5th), go to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine for their annual autumn ritual called “Zuiki Matsuri”.

This ritual began as a thanksgiving event for the harvest by decorating the portable shrine (Mikoshi) with vegetables and grains.

Note that you can take a look at this portable shrine at Kitano Tenmangu only when it is moved to (13:00 on October 1st) and back from “Otabijo”(16:00 on October 4th), where a mikoshi stays temporarily . From 16:00 on 1st till noon on 4th, this special Mikoshi will be displayed at the Otabijo.

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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