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Autumn Kemari Festival


Autumn Kemari Festival


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: 2017-09-05

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Tanzan Jinja Shrine


319 Tonomine, Sakurai (Tanzan Jinja Shrine)



From Kintetsu Kashiharajingu-mae Station:
- 23 minutes on taxi.

Related VenuesTanzan Jinja Shrine

Name/address in local language

  • 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)
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Opening Time & Admissions
Event Date

03 Nov - 03 Nov

Opening Hours



Cash only

Available Foreign Languages

No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)

Information in English

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