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【2024】Introducing the kashiwagijinja kitaku! Divine illumination at Tokyo’s 柏木神社

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Divine illumination at Tokyo’s 柏木神社

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Basic Information

Here’s a detailed overview of the 2024 柏木神社 北区 festival.

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  • Access: 10-minute walk from Higashi-Jujo Station
  • Festival Days: September 16th (Sat) and 17th (Sun), 2024
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    Main Events and Attractions of the Festival

    The 柏木神社 北区 festival is a vibrant and lively event that attracts many visitors each year. Here are some of the main events and attractions of the festival:

    Mikoshi Procession

    One of the highlights of the festival is the mikoshi procession. A mikoshi is a portable shrine that is carried through the streets by a group of people. The mikoshi of 柏木神社 is particularly large and impressive, and it is carried by a team of over 100 people.

    Shishimai Dance

    Another popular attraction at the festival is the shishimai dance. The shishimai is a lion-like creature that is believed to bring good luck and fortune. The shishimai dance is performed by a group of dancers who wear colorful costumes and masks.

    Kagura Performance

    Kagura is a traditional Japanese performing art that combines music, dance, and storytelling. Kagura performances are often held at Shinto shrines and festivals, and they are a great way to learn about Japanese culture and history.

    Food Stalls

    No Japanese festival is complete without food stalls! At the 柏木神社 北区 festival, you can find a wide variety of food stalls selling everything from traditional Japanese dishes to international cuisine.

    Games and Activities

    There are also a number of games and activities for children at the festival. These include things like ring toss, beanbag toss, and goldfish scooping.

    Blessings and Deities

    The 柏木神社 北区 festival is dedicated to the deity Izanami-no-Mikoto, the goddess of creation and life. She is said to have created the Japanese islands and given birth to many gods and goddesses. Izanami-no-Mikoto is also known as the protector of women and childbirth.

    • Deity: Izanami-no-Mikoto
    • Blessings: Creation, life, women, childbirth

    Origin and History

    The origins of the 柏木神社 北区 festival are unclear, but it is believed to have been held for over 700 years. The festival was originally held on the banks of the Arakawa River, but it was moved to its current location in 1943 due to the construction of a military factory.

    • Established: Over 700 years ago
    • Original Location: Banks of the Arakawa River
    • Current Location: 3-55-5 Kamiya, Kita-ku, Tokyo

    Tips and Notes for Visitors

    Here are some tips and notes for visitors to the 柏木神社 北区 festival:

    • The festival is held on September 16th and 17th, 2024.
    • The festival is free to attend.
    • The festival is a popular event, so it is recommended to arrive early to avoid crowds.
    • There are a number of food stalls at the festival, so you can enjoy a variety of Japanese cuisine.
    • There are also a number of games and activities for children at the festival.

    Parking Information

    There is no parking lot at the 柏木神社 北区 festival. However, there are a number of public parking lots in the area.

    • Park Avenue Kamiya Dai-1: 26 meters away (0-minute walk)
    • Break Kamiya Dai-2: 109 meters away (1-minute walk)
    • Times Kamiya Dai-7: 117 meters away (1-minute walk)

    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.