Hine Shrine Yu Matsuri Festival 0

"Yu-gawa" is a mispronunciation of "I-gawa." "Yu," while referring to irrigation water, also refers to holy mind and body purification.

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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.

  • name

    Hine Shrine
  • place

    Hine Shrine grounds
  • address

    631 Hineno, Izumisano-shi, Osaka, 598-0021
  • transport

    Short walk from the Higashiue bus stop on an Inunakiyama bound Nankai Bus from Hineno Station on the JR Hanwa Line
  • schedule

    The third Saturday in July
    From 19:30 - Festival
    From 20:00 - Go-sha Five Shrine Marching Dance
  • point

    19:30 - 22:00 - Offering Ritual
    *Will go on as planned in the event of light rain.
  • name

    Hine Shrine
  • tel

    072-467-1162
  • general participation

    Visitors are welcome to participate without advanced notice.
  • parking

    10 spaces
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