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 …