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【2024】Introducing the kitami hikawajinja! Enchanting melodies and vibrant hues paint the night

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Enchanting melodies and vibrant hues paint the night

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Basic Information

Kitami氷川神社 is a Shinto shrine located in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. It is dedicated toli>Phone Number: 03-3416-1240

  • Access: 15 minutes walk from Odakyu Line Kitami Station
  • Festival Days: February 3rd, 2024
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    Main Events and Attractions of the Festival

    The main event Festival. This festival is held on February 3rd each year and features a variety of events and attractions, including:

    Oni Matsuri (Demon Festival)

    The Oni Matsuri is a lively and colorful festival that celebrates the coming of spring and the驱逐鬼神 (expulsion of evil spirits). The festival features a parade of oni (demons) through the streets of Kitami, as well as a variety of other events and attractions, including:

    • Oni Parade: A parade of oni (demons) through the streets of Kitami. The oni are dressed in colorful costumes and masks, and they carry large clubs and drums.
    • Bean-Throwing Ceremony: A ceremony in which beans are thrown at the oni to drive them away. The beans are said to represent good luck and fortune.
    • Kagura Performance: A traditional Japanese dance and music performance that tells the story of the oni and their defeat.
    • Food Stalls: A variety of food stalls selling traditional Japanese festival foods, such as takoyaki, yakisoba, and cotton candy.
    • Games and Activities: A variety of games and activities for children, such as face painting, balloon animals, and a bouncy castle.

    Daikoku Mai (Great God of Fortune Dance)

    The Daikoku Mai is a traditional Japanese dance performed by two people wearing masks of Daikoku and Ebisu, the gods of wealth and good fortune. The dance is said to bring good luck and prosperity to those who watch it.

    • Performers: Two people wearing masks of Daikoku and Ebisu
    • Dance: A traditional Japanese dance that tells the story of Daikoku and Ebisu
    • Benefits: Said to bring good luck and prosperity to those who watch it

    Blessings and Deities

    Kitami氷川神社 is dedicated to 素盞鳴尊 (Susanoo-no-Mikoto), the god of storms, the sea, and agriculture. He is also known as the god of protection and is said to bring good luck and fortune to those who been founded in the 8th century. The shrine was originally located near the Tama River, but it was moved to its current location in the 17th century.

    • Founded: 8th century
    • Original Location: Near the Tama River
    • Current Location: Setagaya, Tokyo

    Tips and Notes for Visitors

    Here are some tips and notes for visitors to Kitami氷川神社:

    • The shrine is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
    • Admission is free.
    • There is a small parking lot available for visitors.
    • The shrine is a popular spot for weddings and other ceremonies.
    • There are several restaurants and shops located near the shrine.

    Parking Information

    There is a small parking lot available for visitors to Kitami氷川神社. The parking lot is located on the east side of the shrine.

    • Location: East side of the shrine
    • Capacity: Approximately 20 cars
    • Fee: Free

    Popular Stalls and Food Carts in Recent Years

     

    Type of StallDescription
    TakoyakiA staple at Japanese festivals. Characterized by a crispy outside and a creamy inside.
    Jaga ButterA simple yet popular snack of hot potatoes lavishly topped with melted butter.
    Baby CastellaSmall castella cakes, sweet and fluffy treats enjoyed by children and adults alike.
    Grilled Ayu with SaltFresh ayu fish grilled whole with salt, a savory taste of Japanese summer.
    ShaapinA unique gourmet item influenced by foreign cuisine, with a chewy skin wrapping the filling.
    OkonomiyakiA Japanese grilled dish where you often choose your own ingredients for a personalized flavor.
    Cotton CandyA fluffy, sweet snack that’s extremely popular with children.
    Chocolate BananaA banana coated in chocolate, a fun and visually appealing dessert.
    KushiyakiVarious types of ingredients skewered and grilled, an easy-to-enjoy snack.
    YakisobaFried noodles mixed with a special sauce, a fast food favorite in Japan.