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【2024】Introducing the takainarijinja nerimaku! Gleaming lights, Asahikawa winter festival

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Gleaming lights, Asahikawa winter festival

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Basic Information

Takainari Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Nerima Ward, Tokyo, Japan. It is dedicated to the deity Ukemochi-no-kami, the goddess of food and agriculture.

  • Address: 6-25-7 Sakuradai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-0012
  • Phone Number: 03-3995-1428
  • Access: 17-minute walk from Sakuradai Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line
  • Festival Days: January 1st to 3rd, 2024
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Main Events and Attractions of the Festival

The Takainari Shrine Festival is a vibrant and lively event that attracts many visitors each year. The main events and attractions of the festival include:

Mikoshi Procession

The highlight of the festival is the mikoshi procession, where a portable shrine is carried through the streets of Nerima Ward. The mikoshi is decorated with colorful tapestries and carried by a team of people. The procession is accompanied by music and dancing, and it is a joyous occasion for the entire community.

Kagura Performance

Kagura is a traditional Japanese dance and music performance that is often performed at Shinto shrines. During the Takainari Shrine Festival, kagura performances are held several times a day. The performances are a beautiful and graceful way to learn more about Japanese culture.

Food Stalls

No Japanese festival is complete without food stalls! At the Takainari Shrine Festival, there will be a variety of food stalls selling everything from traditional Japanese dishes to international cuisine. There will also be plenty of drinks available, including beer, sake, and soft drinks.

Games and Activities

There will be a variety of games and activities for people of all ages to enjoy at the Takainari Shrine Festival. These include traditional Japanese games like ring toss and goldfish scooping, as well as more modern games like face painting and balloon animals. There will also be a petting zoo and a bouncy castle for the kids.

Fireworks Display

The Takainari Shrine Festival concludes with a spectacular fireworks display. The fireworks are launched from a nearby park, and they can be seen from all over Nerima Ward. The fireworks display is a beautiful and fitting way to end the festival.

Blessings and Deities

Takainari Shrine is dedicated to the deity Ukemochi-no-kami, the goddess of food and agriculture. She is also known as the goddess of clothing, housing, and prosperity. Ukemochi-no-kami is a popular deity in Japan, and she is often worshipped at Shinto shrines throughout the country.

  • Blessings: Good harvest, bountiful food, prosperity, good health, safety, and happiness
  • Deities: Ukemochi-no-kami

Origin and History

The origins of Takainari Shrine are unknown, but it is believed to have been founded in the early Edo period (1603-1868). The shrine was originally located in a different part of Nerima Ward, but it was moved to its current location in 1872.

  • Founded: Early Edo period (1603-1868)
  • Moved to current location: 1872

Tips and Notes for Visitors

Here are some tips and notes for visitors to Takainari Shrine:

  • Festival Dates: January 1st to 3rd, 2024
  • Hours: The shrine is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day.
  • Admission: Free
  • Dress Code: Casual dress is acceptable, but visitors should be respectful of the shrine’s sacred nature.
  • Photography: Photography is allowed inside the shrine, but visitors should refrain from taking pictures of the honden (main shrine building).
  • Parking: There is limited parking available at the shrine. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation or park in nearby streets.

Parking Information

There is limited parking available at Takainari Shrine. The parking lot is located behind the shrine, and it can accommodate about 20 cars. The parking fee is 500 yen per day.

  • Location: Behind the shrine
  • Capacity: 20 cars
  • Fee: 500 yen per day

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.