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Spring Kemari Festival

けまり祭

Spring Kemari Festival

けまり祭

This festival is held at Tanzan Jinja Shrine annually on April 29 when the gardens are coming into bloom beneath the fresh green of spring. Shinto priests enter the shrine grounds in a traditional procession, wearing colorful garb from the 7th century. After a series of elaborate rituals, they loosen their decorum and get into a round of Kemari, a traditional courtly game resembling hacky-sack with an over-sized ball. It can be an amusing spectacle, as the priests resemble a wildly overdressed hacky-sack circle lurching around.

Last update: 2017-08-01

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Tanzan Jinja Shrine

Address

319 Tonomine, Sakurai (Tanzan Jinja Shrine)

桜井市多武峰319(談山神社)

Access

From JR Sakurai Station:
- 20 minutes by taxi from the station.

Related VenuesTanzan Jinja Shrine

Name/address in local language

  • けまり祭 Spring Kemari Festival
  • address 桜井市多武峰319(談山神社) 319 Tonomine, Sakurai (Tanzan Jinja Shrine)
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Event Date

29 Apr - 29 Apr

Contact Details
Tel

0744-49-0001

Website

http://www.tanzan.or.jp/event/

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