|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)|
|Feb. 23rd||Celebration of the Emperor's Birthday
|Near April 10th||Daiwa Festival (Daiwa-sai)||Held at the Daiheiwa Keishin Sacred
|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. 31st||End of the Year Purification
|Dec. 31st||New Year’s Eve Ritual (Joya-sai)|
|1st of Each Month||Monthly Ritual (Tsukinami-sai)|
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.
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 nō 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.
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.
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.