Setsubun Yakuyoke Daihoue 0

Before the beginning of spring, people visit the temple to ward off evil spirits and pray for a good health. During this period, many stalls are opened along the approach to the temple and within the precinct.

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During February 1 - 7, the temple is crowded with many visitors who come to ward off evil spirits, and pray for good luck and fulfillment of various wishes. A statue of Sho-kannon, the primary object of devotion at the temple, is open to the public during the period. Goma holy fire prayer service for protection against misfortune will be also held for 4 days from 1st. 

 ※What is Setsubun?
"Setsubun" is used to mark the end of winter and summer, and is derived from the old lunar calendar.
However, "setsubun" has now come to mean the day before the first day of spring only.
It usually occurs around February 3rd. On this day, in a custom called mame-maki, people throw andscatter roasted soy beans inside and outside their houses while saying, "Get goblinsout of the house! Invite happiness into the home!"

  • Place

    Abikoyama Taisei Kannon Temple(Abiko Diety of Mercy)
  • Location

    4-1-20 Abiko, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka
  • Dates

    February 1 - 7
  • Price

    No admission charge (fee required for goma holy fire prayer service)
  • Contact

    Abiko Kannon Temple
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