A very beautiful and slightly melancholy festival, it recalls the legend of a court lady, Uneme, who, spurned by the Emperor, supposedly drowned herself in Sarusawa Pond. A memorial is held at Uneme shrine within Kasugataisha Shrine, and a costumed procession moves from JR Nara Station up to the pond. Finally, a decorative dragon boat floats across Sarusawa Pond, with offerings to Uneme.
- Venue Details & Access Info
From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- 6 minutes on foot from the station.
- 采女祭 Uneme Festival
- address 奈良市樽井町 Taruicho, Nara
- Opening Time & Admissions
Around 15 Sep
17:00 Kasenhono Parade (JR Nara Station to Sarusawa Pond)
18:00 Kasenhono Ceremony (Uneme Shrine)
19:00 Finale (Sarusawa Pond)
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