NATIONAL HOLIDAY & EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER.
- ●Sept. 18th Respect-for-the-Aged Day
- ●Sept. 23rd Autumnal Equinox Day
Karasu-zumou Uchitorishiki in Kyoto
Kamigamo Shrine 上賀茂神社
Children take part in sumo wrestling.
Kishiwada Danjiri Festival in Osaka
Yamate Area, Kishiwada City 岸和田市
Near Kumeda, Shimomatsu, or Higashi-Kishiwada Stns. on the JR Hanwa Line
It is festival to pray for a good harvest, Danjiri floats are pulled at great speed through the city. The Gyoki Mairi pilgrimage to Kumeda Temple,
held in the morning of the 10th, is in memory of the great work of the priest Gyoki, who created Kumeda Lake about 1 300 years ago.
Yoshitsune Festival in Kyoto
Kurama Temple 鞍馬神社
It is a festival that celebrates the legend of Samurai Yoshitsune.
There is a kendo event.
Noh is performed outdoors on the Osaka Castle grounds.
TEL:06 6941 1717
Sept. 18th 25th
Meigetsu Festival in Kyoto
Shinto music using the biwa, harp & flute & dancing are performed in the front of the main shrine..
Hirano Shrine-¥500 for green tea & sweets.
Shimogamo Shrine-¥1 000 for green tea 6 sweets.
Autumn Festival in Hyogo
Ikuta shrine 生田神社
Tea ceremony, a small festival, martial arts demonstration, etc. is held.
The middle of September.
Kangetsusai in Osaka
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine 住吉大社
A moon festival is held.
There is a dance by children from Sumiyoshi.
Aug. 23rd -24th
Sento Kuyo Nenbutsu-ji Temple in Kyoto
From 530-830 pm, for ¥1 000 people can light up a candle near one of the many small Jizosans. It is free for elementary school students & younger.
Mid to late September
Kobe Nankin-machi Mid-Autumn Festival
TEL:078-332-2896 (Nankin-machi Shopping Arcade Promotion Association)