Hine Shrine, also known as Oiseki Daimyojin, is the tutelary shrine of the nearby Kashii-gawa River. The Yu-gawa River that runs from the Oiseki dam to the shrine grounds is worshipped, and Yu Matsuri is held to give thanks for the blessing of water, as well as to pray for an abundant harvest and sound health. During the festival, a wooden tower is constructed in the center of the shrine grounds, and local women perform "Go-sha Ondo" marching dances as an offering. "Yu-gawa" is a mispronunciation of "I-gawa." "Yu," while referring to irrigation water, also refers to holy mind and body purification. The "Go-sha Ondo" dancers even cleanse their hands in the "Yu-gawa" before performing their dance.
placeHine Shrine grounds
address631 Hineno, Izumisano-shi, Osaka, 598-0021
transportShort walk from the Higashiue bus stop on an Inunakiyama bound Nankai Bus from Hineno Station on the JR Hanwa Line
scheduleThe third Saturday in July
From 19:30 - Festival
From 20:00 - Go-sha Five Shrine Marching Dance
point19:30 - 22:00 - Offering Ritual
*Will go on as planned in the event of light rain.
general participationVisitors are welcome to participate without advanced notice.