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【2024】Introducing the mishimajinja adachiku! Shrine festival with divine kagura and lion dance

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Shrine festival with divine kagura and lion dance

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Basic Information

Here’s an overview of the festival.

  • Address: 2-9-3 Ogi, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone Number: 03-3880-5111 (Adachi Ward Office)
  • Access: 5-minute walk from Sen-ohashi Station on the Tobu Skytree Line
  • Festival Days: September 15th, 2024
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Main Events and Attractions of the Festival

Here are the main events and attractions of the festival:

Mikoshi Procession

The highlight of the festival is the mikoshi procession. The mikoshi is a portable shrine that is believed to carry the deity of the shrine. It is carried through the streets of the neighborhood by a team of people, accompanied by music and dancing.

Dedication of Performing Arts

During the festival, various performing arts are dedicated to the deity of the shrine. These performances include traditional Japanese music, dance, and theater.

Food Stalls

A variety of food stalls are set up during the festival, offering a wide range of Japanese and international cuisine. Visitors can enjoy everything from traditional festival foods like yakitori and takoyaki to more modern fare like pizza and hamburgers.

Good Luck Charms and Games

Visitors to the festival can also purchase good luck charms and participate in games. These activities are believed to bring good fortune and prosperity in the coming year.

Blessings and Deities

The deity enshrined at Mishima Shrine is Ooyama-tsumi-no-kami, the god of mountains and forests. Ooyama-tsumi-no-kami is said to bring blessings such as a good harvest, a safe childbirth, and protection from natural disasters.

Origin and History

Mishima Shrine was founded in the Keicho era (1596-1615) by Adegwa Gonzaemon Tomoyasu, a former retainer of the Hojo clan of Odawara. Adegwa was a devout worshiper of Mishima Daimyojin, and he is said to have enshrined the deity at Mishima Shrine when he came to this area.

Tips and Notes for Visitors

  • The festival is held on September 15th every year.
  • The shrine is located a 5-minute walk from Sen-ohashi Station on the Tobu Skytree Line.
  • There is no parking lot at the shrine, so visitors are advised to use public transportation.
  • The festival is a popular event, so it is recommended to arrive early to avoid crowds.

Parking Information

There is no parking lot at Mishima Shrine. Visitors are advised to use public transportation.

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.