Ikune Shrine Kotsumanankin Matsuri Festival 0

In this area, there was a certain custom in which pumpkins were offered to the gods and purified on the winter solstice. Families then ate the purified pumpkin today, hoping to be blessed with sound health.

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In this area, there was a certain custom in which pumpkins were offered to the gods and purified on the winter solstice. Families then ate the purified pumpkin today, hoping to be blessed with sound health. Kotsumanankin festival has its origin in that custom. Blessed pumpkins are steamed on the shrine grounds and eaten by everyone present. It is believed that those who eat the pumpkin will be cured of palsy and mental ailments.

  • name

    Ikune Shrine
  • place

    Ikune Shrine
  • address

    2-1-10 Tamade Nishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka, 557-0045
  • transport

    3-minute walk from exit 1 of Tamade Station on the Subway Yotsubashi Line
    3-minute walk from the Tamade exit of Kishinosato-Tamade Station on the Nankai Main Line
  • schedule

    Main Festival - December Solstice from around 9:00 - 14:30
  • point

    Sweet red beans are said to have the power to ward off evil, so the pumpkin is eaten topped with sweet red beans. The Japanese word for skewer, "kushi" is related to the word for "mysterious, wonderful thing." So, when eating pumpkin, festival goers use a certain kind of skewer said to ward off evil.
  • name

    Ikune Shrine
  • tel

    06-6659-2821
  • general participation

    Yes
    The donation fee is ¥800.
  • parking

    Parking spaces are limited, so please use public transportation if possible.
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