New Year at Gokoku Shrine

Gokoku-jinja Shrine 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

New Year rituals at Gokoku Shrine, next to Hiroshima Castle.

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Naki-zumo Cry Baby Sumo at Gokoku-jinja Shrine

Gokoku-jinja Shrine 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

What better way to celebrate Children's Day than by dressing your baby up in funny clothes and making them cry in front of a big crowd.

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Mantō Mitama Matsuri

Gokoku-jinja Shrine 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

100 shrine maidens dance to soothe the souls of those lost to war and to wish for a good match at Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine. Kagura too!

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Tondo Festival at Gokoku Shrine

Gokoku-jinja Shrine 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

Hiroshima's most central and visitor-friendly new year tondo bonfire festival.

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Setsubun-sai at Gokoku-jinja

Gokoku-jinja Shrine 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan

After a cleansing ritual to ward off evil spirits and bring in good luck performed in the shrine building which

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