Sanno Matsuri Festival 2012

Sanno Matsuri festival will be held from June 9-16 at Hie-jinja Shrine. The festival is held every 2 years. It is one the three most famous festivals including the Sanja festival and Kanda festival.

The festival consists of a parade which goes for 20km and lasts for 9 hours. It starts and ends at Hie Shrine.

The festival is a great way to experience traditional Japanese culture with displays of Ikebana (flower arranging) and Cha-do (tea ceremony). At the shrine you will see a large straw ring which people pass through. Passing through the ring is said to absolve people of their sins from the past 6 months.

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One Response to Sanno Matsuri Festival 2012

  1. Brad June 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Ooo Will have to check this out!

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