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September 2017
¥500

Kagura at the Prefectural Art Museum

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum,
2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

In addition to the weekly Hiroshima Kagura performances at the Kenmin Bunka Center every Wednesday there is the chance to see this dynamic and entertaining art form on four Saturday nights at the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum during August, September and October. Performances Takiyasha-hime Saturday, August 12 Momoiji-gari Saturday, September 23 Yamata-no-orochi Saturday, October 7 Tsuchigumo October 14 Admission is only ¥500. Doors open and tickets go on sale at 17:30 on the day of the show. The show starts…

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October 2017
¥800

Kangetsu Moon Viewing Tea Ceremony

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shukkeien Garden,
2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
moon viewing tea ceremony at shukkei-en garden © Shukkei-en Garden

The end of September is the time for "moon viewing" or kangetsu in Japan. A moon viewing tea ceremony is held in Shukkei-en Garden annually at this time. ¥800 for the (more formal) tea ceremony in a tea house (honseki) ¥600 to take tea in the gardens (nodate) The garden admission fee is also required (adults ¥260) or combine your visit with a visit to the adjacent Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum for a discounted entry. Photo: ©Shukkei-en Garden

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Free

Waseda-jinja Shrine Autumn Festival

October 14
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Daily until October 15, 2017
Waseda-jinja Shrine,
1-2-22 Ushita-waseda, Higashi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima 732-0062 Japan
kagura at waseda shrine autumn festival

Kagura performances on Saturday night and omkoshi portable shrine parades and kids sumo on Sunday in Ushita. Saturday, October 14 From 18:30 Kagura followed by mochi-maki rice cake throwing Sunday, October 15 Mid-morning Omikoshi portable shrine parades around surrrounding neighborhoods 14:00 Kids sumo

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November 2017
¥600 - ¥800

Chrysanthemum Tea Ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden,
2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan

As the annual chrysanthemum viewing tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden is held on the November 3 Bunka-no-hi or "Culture Day" holiday, entrance to the garden is free. You can experience a tea ceremony in the beautiful Seifukan tea house or opt for the more relaxed outdoor setting. There is also large ornamental chrysanthemum display. Photo: © Shukkei-en Garden

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Free

Ritual Fire-walking at Daigan-ji Temple, Miyajima

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daigan-ji Temple,
3 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0535 Japan
Daigan-ji Temple firewaalking ritual Miayjima Hiroshima

Impressive and elaborate ritual that culminates in priests and members of the public rushing across hot coals in front of Daigan-ji Temple, located at the exit from Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. For more about and photos and video of this fire-walking ritual click here.

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¥1500

Momiji Maple Viewing Tea Ceremony

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Shukkeien Garden,
2-11 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
momiji tea ceremony shukkei-en garden in hiroshima japan

Momiji maple viewing tea ceremony at Shukkei-en Garden. ¥260 garden entrance fee also required. Photo: ©Shukkei-en Garden  

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Free

Fire walking ritual at Daishoin Temple

November 15 @ 11:00 am
Daisho-in Temple,
210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan

Photo: Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer "Hi-watari-shiki" Fire walking ritual takea place at Daishoin Temple on Miyajima twice a year on April 15 and November 15. Readings from the 8000 verse Perfection of Wisdom Sutra begin at 11am and extravagant Saito-goma rituals begin around 1pm in the temple forecourt with a purification offering to the alter and the chanting of sutras. This is followed by two Buddhist monks circling the area with swords and then shooting 7 arrows into the air…

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January 2018
¥150

Nanakusa-gayu at Tōshō-gū Shrine

January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Tōshō-gū Shrine,
2-1-18 Futaba-no-sato, Higashi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, 732-0057 Japan

300 bowls of the healthy seven-herb rice porridge traditionally eaten on January 7. Available from 11am until they are all gone (¥150 a bowl). Read more about the Nankusa-no-sekku festival here.  

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Free

Mid-winter Swim in front of the A-bomb Dome

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
A-bomb Dome,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

Every year on Seijin-no-hi (Coming Of Age Day), a group of swimmers between the ages of 7 and 70 brave the near freezing water of the Motoyasu River in front of the A-bomb Dome to demonstrate Edo era swimming techniques and welcome the new year. More details here.  

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