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【2024】Introducing the hanayukikiinarijinja katsushikaku! Vibrant hues illuminate the night, a spectacle not to be missed.

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Vibrant hues illuminate the night, a spectacle not to be missed.

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Basic Information

Hananoki Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Shinjuku, Katsushika Ward, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Address: 6-3-17 Shinjuku, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone Number: Not available
  • Access: 9-minute walk from Keisei Kinshicho Line Shin-Kanamachi Station
  • Festival Days: February 5th (Mon), 2024
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Main Events and Attractions of the Festival

The Hananoki Inari Shrine Festival is an annual event that takes place on February 5th. The festival features a variety of events and attractions, including:

Mikoshi Procession

A mikoshi (portable shrine) is carried through the streets of the neighborhood, accompanied by music and dancing. The mikoshi is believed to be inhabited by the deity of the shrine, and the procession is a way to show respect and gratitude to the deity.

獅子舞 (Lion Dance)

A traditional Japanese lion dance is performed at the festival. The lion dance is said to bring good luck and fortune, and it is a popular attraction for children and adults alike.

Food Stalls

A variety of food stalls are set up at the festival, selling traditional Japanese festival foods such as takoyaki, yakisoba, and cotton candy. There are also stalls selling souvenirs and crafts.

Kagura Performance

Kagura is a traditional Japanese Shinto ritual dance and music. A kagura performance is held at the festival, and it is a chance to see this unique art form.

Blessings and Deities

Hananoki Inari Shrine is dedicated to Ukanomitama-no-Mikoto, the deity of food and agriculture. Inari shrines are also known for their association with foxes, which are considered to be messengers of the deity. Visitors to the shrine can pray for good fortune in business, bountiful harvests, and household safety.

Origin and History

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

Tips and Notes for Visitors

Hananoki Inari Shrine is a small and quiet shrine, located in a residential neighborhood. Visitors are welcome to visit the shrine at any time, but the best time to visit is during the annual festival, which is held on February 5th. During the festival, the shrine is decorated with lanterns and there are a variety of events and activities, including a mikoshi procession and a kagura performance.

Parking Information

There is no parking lot at Hananoki Inari Shrine. Visitors are advised to use public transportation or park in a nearby parking lot.

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.