Friday, May 8, 2009

Fujinomori Matsuri (May 1- May 5)

Fujinomori Matsuri (Festival) is celebrated at Fujinomori Shrine, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. On the 3rd, Fujimori-Taiko (drum beating) is demonstrated from 2 pm to 3 pm in the precincts. On the 5th, a parade of Musha Gyoretsu (warriors' procession) and Mikoshi (portable shrines) starts from the Shrine at 9 am, marching through the town and returns to the Shrine at around 6 pm. Kakeuma-Shinji (acrobatic horseback riding) takes place at 1 pm & 3 pm, and Kagura (Shinto music & dance) is performed from 5 pm to 8 pm. The place can be reached by 10 min walk from the Sumizome Station of Keihan railway Line.

Click here to view movie clip of horse race-1

Click here to view movie clip of horse race-2
Some photographs of matsuri

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