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Sasazake Festival

笹酒祭り

Sasazake Festival

笹酒祭り

Kimono-clad women pouring sake are common nightlife fixtures in Japan but on January 23rd at Daianji Temple they serve warm sake from cut bamboo stalks all day. The Koni-e Cancer Prevention Bamboo Sake Festival commemorates Emperor Konin (709-781) who is said to have enjoyed sake and prayer within the bamboo-strewn precincts of Daianji and was known for his compassion for the sick. The ceremony starts around 8AM on festival day with priest-led worship; prayer requests for health and the prevention of cancer; and hot sake to keep guests warm.

Last update: 2017-06-14

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Daianji Temple

Address

2-18-1 Daianji, Nara

奈良市大安寺2-18-1

Access

From JR/Kintetsu Nara Station:
- Take the bus bound for Daianji or Sharpmae and alight at the Daianji stop.

Name/address in local language

  • 笹酒祭り Sasazake Festival
  • address 奈良市大安寺2-18-1 2-18-1 Daianji, Nara
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Opening Time & Admissions
Event Date

23 Jan - 23 Jan

Opening Hours

8:00 - 16:00

Admission

Free

Payment

Cash only

Contact Details
Tel

0742-61-6312

Fax

0742-61-0473

Website

http://www.daianji.or.jp/en/index.html

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