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Omiyukisan (Kai no Kuni Ichinomiya Asama Jinja Reitaisai Omiyuki Matsuri)

Omiyukisan (Kai no Kuni Ichinomiya Asama Jinja Reitaisai Omiyuki Matsuri) Yamanashi (Apr.)

Omiyukisan started around 825, after the Kofu Basin was hit by a great flood. It began as a ritual in which to pray for protection from water disasters. The deity of the shrine is a goddess called Ko-no-hana-no-sakuya-hime-no-mikoto, so the people carrying the mikoshi (shrine float) wear light kimono-like garments and hats adorned with flowers, and paint their faces powder white in the feminine style. They shout “sokodai, sokodai” as they carry the mikoshi. It is well-known as a matsuri which signals the arrival of spring in the Kofu Basin.

Access

Kai no Kuni Ichinomiya Asama Jinja, Ichinomiya, Ichinomiya-cho, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi

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By Train

Approx. 10 min. by car from JR Yamanashi-shi station.

By Bus

Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. by Chuo Kosoku Bus from Shinjuku Station West Exit. Get off at Ichinomiya bus stop. Approx. 10 min. walk.

By Car

Approx. 5 min. from Katsunuma interchange. Turn right at the Ishi intersection traffic lights.

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