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Kotohiragu Shrine Festival金刀比羅宮例大祭


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The most important and serious of all the festivals held at Kotohiragu Shrine, this unique Shinto festival is conducted over a 46 day period from August 31 to October 15. Attracting many visitors and worshipers each year, some of the most important events of the festival include the festival eve vigil and its traditional dance performance by women, the main shrine ritual in which a traditional Yamato dance is offered to the gods, and a ritual parade carrying a sacred object out of the shrine to tour the city which consists of several hundred people extending across two kilometers.

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place Kogaira-machi Nakadata-gun Kagawa Prefecture
phone 0877752121

Review of Kotohira-gu Shrine Omoteshoin

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Reviewed:2018/11/16 Do visit : best part of Kotohira temple area
Most visitors pass by this shrine, labouring upwards (or downwards). The other places are free, here you have to pay a (modest) entry fee. But oh so worth it. Stunning art by Maruyama Okyo. For me...
Reviewed:2018/12/01 開館は8時半
Reviewed:2018/08/19 襖絵の展示



Kogaira-machi Nakadata-gun Kagawa Prefecture [map]



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Kagawa Main Areas


Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone's throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa's prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country's best gardens.

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