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Otonashi Jinja Aki no Taisai (Chiriheppo)

Otonashi Jinja Aki no Taisai (Chiriheppo) Kochi (Sept.)

Otonashi Jinja no Aki no Taisai is called Chiriheppo, and is an unusual matsuri in Japan in that it is a “child of god wedding ceremony”. The children who play the role of the god’s children are a boy (Gyoji) and a girl (Itajo). Various rituals start on the 1st day of the 8th month of the old calendar, and last until the wedding ceremony in the grand matsuri. The matsuri is carried out quietly, while being led by the sacred song Chiriheppo, sung by members of the family.


Otonashi Jinja, Uranouchi Higashibun Otonashi, Susaki City, Kochi

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By Train

Approx. 15 min. by taxi from JR Susaki station on the Dosan Line.

By Car

Approx. 15 min. from Susaki-higashi interchange of the Kochi Expressway.

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