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Kenkun Shrine

Festivals & Rituals



Date Festival/Ritual Note
Jan. 1st New Year’s Ritual (Saitan-sai)  
Jan. 3rd Festival of Origins (Genshi-sai)  
Early Feb. First Day of the Horse (Hatsu Uma-sai) Held at the Yoshiteru Inari Subshrine
Feb. 11th Foundation Day Festival (Kigen-sai)
Feb. 17th Festival for Good Crops (Kinen-sai)
Near April 10th Daiwa Festival (Daiwa-sai) Held at the Daiheiwa Keishin Sacred
Stone Monument
April 29th Showa Festival (Showa-sai)
June 30th Summer Purification Ritual
(Nagoshi Ōharae-shiki, Chinowa Shinji)
July 1st Annual Festival (Rei-sai)
Oct. 19th Funaoka Grand Festival (Funaoka Taisai)  
Nov. 23rd Harvest Festival (Niiname-sai)   
Nov. 23rd Fire Ritual (Ohitaki-sai)  Held at the Yoshiteru Inari Subshrine 
Dec. 23rd Celebration of the Emperor's Birthday
(Tenchō-sai) 
 
Dec. 31st End of the Year Purification
(Misoka Ōharae-shiki)
 
Dec. 31st New Year’s Eve Ritual (Joya-sai)  
1st of Each Month Monthly Ritual (Tsukinami-sai)  

Reisai  - July 1st, 10:00~

A festival held in connection with the Honnō-ji Incident that occurred on June 2nd (July 1st according to the Gregorian calendar) in the 10th year of the Tenshō era, 1582.

Funaoka Taisai  - October 19th, 11:00~

The Funaoka Taisai is a festival held on the anniversary of enshrined deity Lord Nobunaga’s procession into the capital in 1568 (Eiroku 11) to tell future generations of his glorious achievements. In a grand festival that has been carried out every year since the enshrinement, representatives from the local population and Nishijin school districts gather in reverence for the Funaoka Taisai. Each year the plainclothes dance “Atsumori” and a bugaku dance are performed, and other offerings such as special treasure exhibitions or matchlock rifle demonstrations vary depending on the year.
     For more information in English, check Discover Kyoto.

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Nagoshi Ōharae-shiki/Chinowa Shinji  - June 30th, 17:30~

Held just inside the shrine’s main torii gate, this ritual sees a large gathering of people who all together pass through the reed ring while chanting a waka poem, proceeding through three times in a ritual that serves to pray for sound health.

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Ohitsaki-sai Yoshiteru Inari Subshrine  -  Nov. 23rd, 11:00~

Held just inside the shrine’s main torii gate, hitaki-kushi (sticks with prayers written on them) are burned in a sacred flame in a ritual that serves to pray for sound health and to ward off fire disasters.

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