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Sumiyoshi-san Summer Festival

July 19

Free

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 two days to pray for good health and good fortune. There are several nautical rituals involving traditional, oar-powered boats which make the journey all the way to the A-bomb Dome and back, and the floating of small boats on the river. As well as kids’ kagura shows, each night finishes with a short fireworks display.

Timetable
Festival start 18:00
Fireworks start 20:00

Details

Date:
July 19
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine
5-10 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0813 Japan
Phone
082-241-0104
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