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Mantō Mitama Matsurii

May 25 - May 26

Free
Manto-mitama matsuri at Hiroshima Gokoku-jinja Shrine

Two days of events and commemorations at Hiroshima’s shrine to the war dead, Gokuku-jinja, which is decorated with lanterns.

Saturday, May 25

  • 18:00 Manto-mitama ceremony in the main Shrine Hall
  • 19:00 Around 100 women dressed as shrine maidens perform Enmusubi-no-miko-odori dances in the forecourt
  • 19:30 Miko-mai dance by full time shrine maidens
  • 19:50 Taiko drumming
  • 20:10 Piano performance
  • 20:30Lantern lit dances by the maidens for the day finale before things finish just before 21:00

For more on the Saturday night festivities, photos and video click here.

 

Sunday, May 26

Details

Start:
May 25
End:
May 26
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Gokoku-jinja Shrine
2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
Phone:
082-221-5590
Website:
http://www.h-gokoku.or.jp/

Organizer

Gokokujinja Shrine