This sporty festival at Tanzan Jinja Shrine is held on November 3, a time when the precincts are ablaze with the fall colors of over 3,000 Japanese maple trees. 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 to watch the widly overdressed priests throw themselves around.
Last update: 2016-11-14
- Venue Details & Access Info
Tanzan Jinja Shrine
319 Tonomine, Sakurai (Tanzan Jinja Shrine)
From Kintetsu Kashiharajingu-mae Station:
- 23 minutes on taxi.
Related Venues Tanzan Jinja Shrine
- けまり祭 Autumn Kemari Festival
- address 桜井市多武峰319（談山神社） 319 Tonomine, Sakurai (Tanzan Jinja Shrine)
- Opening Time & Admissions
03 Nov - 03 Nov
Available Foreign Languages
No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)
Information in English
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