Yasaka Shrine : starting point of Ogionsa Festival @Kagoshima, Japan

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Yasaka Shrine is famous as the 1st shrine which holds Rokugatsudo Festival of the year.

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What is Rokugatsudo Festival?

Many shrines at Kagoshima and some parts of Miyazaki Prefecture hold Rokugatsudo Festival in July.

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During Edo period, Shimadzu Mitsuhisa, ruler of Satsuma Domain, contributed a lantern to a temple at Kagoshima City.

General people followed this custom and started to donate lanterns to local temples. This is said to be the origin of Rokugatsudo.

 

Entrance

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Parking lot

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Gods and Benefits

Yasaka Shrine worships Susanoo and Kushinadahime.

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Good Luck Fortunes

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Festival

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Shrine Seal

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Small Shrine of Yasaka Shrine.

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Festival Scenery

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Movie

I took the video of the festival to tell you the atmosphere of the festival.

Information

Access

  • Car…15 minutes from Kagoshima Chuo Station.
  • Bus…Get off Kagoshima City View at Ishibashi Kinen Park and walk 100 meter toward west.

Address

Shimizucho 26-1, Kagoshima City, Japan

Telephone

099-247-1464

Map

 

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