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Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine

5-10 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0813 Japan
082-241-0104 http://www.sumiyoshijinja.net/

Sumiyoshi shrines are dedicated to water gods and were often built to gain their protection of watercraft. Hiroshima’s Sumiyoshi Shrine is located on the bank of the Honkawa River and is dedicated to the Sumiyoshi Sanjin or Sumiyoshi Ōkami; Uwatsutsu-no-onomikoto (表筒男命), Nakatsutsu-no-onomikoto(中筒男命) and Sokotsutsu-no-onomikoto (底筒男命). It was originally built in 1733 to harness their goodwill in protecting the castle town’s important river traffic during the time of the Asano clan. The shrine is known for hosting one of Hiroshima’s “big three festivals”, the Sumiyoshi Summer Festival and it also has a reputation for coming up with some inventive marketing ideas.

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July 2018

Sumiyoshi-san Summer Festival

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until July 27, 2018

Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine, 5-10 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0813 Japan

Sumiyoshi-san, along with the Tokasan and Ebessan festivals, is one of Hiroshima city's big three annual shrine festivals that have long histories. Sumiyoshi Shrines are dedicated to water gods and Sumiyoshi Shrine is located right next to the river in Sumiyoshi-cho on Route 2. It's a real local festival and the neighborhood streets are lined with the usual festival food and game stalls. Many people visit the shrine over the two days to pray for good health and good fortune.…

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