Shirataki Shrine

Shirataki ShrineShirataki jinja A shrine that worships “Shirataki Hime” which conveyed weaving technology to Kiryu It is a shrine that worships “white basin princess” that conveyed the manufacturing technology of silk fabrics to Kiryu long ago. A Kiryu man who worked in Kyoto fell in love with Shirataki Hime. Although it was a difficult love because of the difference in status, the man was admired by showing brilliant poetry and brought White Tati to his hometown. After that, Princess Shirataki told the villagers weaving technology. In the precincts there are huge stones that can hear the sound of the loom, there is a tree of God, and at the annual …

Higirijizo Ennichi

Higirijizo EnnichiHigirijizo Fair “A fun event once a month” to be held on the 24th of every month. Higirijizo Fair is an event held on the 24th of every month. In the past, the master shot the shadow of the giant, which appears every night in a large textile factory. It appeared in the master’s dream at a later date was this Jizo. Jizo tells that he stood every night to protect his house, that people’s faith is light and that there is no house. If you built a house, I said that the wish you prayed on a particular day will surely come true. When the house was built …

Daruma ichi

Daruma ichiDharma doll market Dharma’s vivid red calls happiness “Fumonji” between Kannon yama and the Kiryu River. “Daruma-ichi” which became one of Kiryu’s trademarks for more than 50 years since it was first held is held every third Sunday in January every year. In front of Kannondo at the end of the staircase, the old Dharma doll is burned and in front of the main hall where many stalls stand, there are loud voices for people to sell Dharma doll. Location Fumonji Address 4chome 2274, Kiryu Hishi-machi Due date every third Sunday of January every year Organizer Fumonji Transportation About 10 minutes by car from Kiryu Station on JR Ryomo …

Mikagari Shinji

Mikagari ShinjiSacred Firewood Ceremony Odd festival of fire and drum and shout Kamo shrine located in Kiryu City Hirosawa Town is a shrine that is also posted at the Engishiki (book of 927), but many people are known for the unusual festival to be held at night of Setsubun. When a general sectarian event such as exorcism or bean throwing ends at a shrine, the altar made in the precincts is ignited. The flame becomes strong enough to feel the heat even if it is far away. A believer who took the firewood (Mikagari) with fire gets away from the east and west, and throws it loudly according to the …

Ebisuko

EbisukoFestival of Ebisu The festival of “the only one in Kanto” representing Kiryu ‘s early winter As local people say, “Tabi and heating are used from ebisuko”, “ebisuko” to be held in the early winter is one of the essential events of Kiryu. It is held on 19th and 20th November every year, and many pilgrims are hoping for the success of business, the streets are very busy. Nishinomiya Shrine is the only official branch shrine in Kanto of Nishinomiya Shrine (Nishinomiya City, Hyogo prefecture). Please join us in the procession of people gathering from the entire Kanto area for grace. Location Nishinomiya Shrine Address 2-chome Miyamoto cho Kiryu shi …

Kiryu Yagibushi Matsuri

Kiryu Yagibushi MatsuriKiryu Yagibushi Festival A summer event to be held for 3 days “Kiryu Yagibushi Festival” is the largest event in Kiryu City. The city gets excited by the many tourists from inside and outside the prefecture and the local participants who were looking forward to this day. (First Friday in August, Saturday, Sunday) YagibushiYagibushi It is fun to listen, it is fun to dance. “Yagibushi” which makes up the Kiryu Yagibushi festival. Many organizations go up to the tower to show the singing voices boasting of practice and instruments techniques. The dancer surrounds the tower. There are lots of dancing groups, but the charm of Yagibushidances is the …