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Uneme Festival采女祭

Event

Every year around mid-September, this rite is held at Uneme-jinja Shrine in Nara Prefecture. It's intended to soothe the spirit of a woman, a Uneme maid-in-waiting, who supposedly drowned herself in Sarusawa pond after being spurned by the emperor in the Nara period. The ceremony centers around the Hana-ogi Dedication Procession, where dozens of women dressed in Nara-period clothing parade with a display of the 7 Flowers of Autumn and flower-fan decorated portable shrines, and the Rite of Kangen Boats in which flower-decorated boats sail Sarusawa pond offering the flower wreath to the spirit in the waters. The festival is truly filled with a sense of history.

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place Nara Pref. Narashi Taruichou In the shrine
phone 0742278866

Details

Address

Nara Pref. Narashi Taruichou In the shrine [map]

Phone

0742278866

Duration
2018/9/24 17:00-20:00
Average attendance
21,000people
Street stall
Available
Note
Inquiries:0742-27-8866

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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    There is no IC nearby.

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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