Karasunomiya Shrine Nagoshi Oharai Summer Purification Ritual
Chi no Wa Grass Ring Ritual 0

In order to pass through the Chi no Wa and free one's body and soul of issues that could cause disaster or illness and in order to receive happiness and prosperity, participants must first transfer sins and impurities that have built up over time into vessels such as wooden boxes, hitogata, or kurumagata icons for purification. At this festival, prayers are said for family safety, traffic safety, sound health, and warding off misfortune.

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In order to pass through the Chi no Wa and free one's body and soul of issues that could cause disaster or illness and in order to receive happiness and prosperity, participants must first transfer sins and impurities that have built up over time into vessels such as wooden boxes, hitogata, or kurumagata icons for purification. At this festival, prayers are said for family safety, traffic safety, sound health, and warding off misfortune.Long ago, July 30th was the Summer festival's Festival Eve's Eve. When the Shiokumi ritual was performed, wooden boxes and hitogata were cleansed by being sent out to sea. However, in this era, June 30th is a Chinka-sai bonfire offering of prayers, hitogata, kurumagata, gomaki.

  • name

    Karasunomiya Shrine
  • place

    Karasunomiya Shrine
  • address

    2-10-18 Denpo, Konohana-ku, Osaka, 554-0002
  • transport

    3-minute walk from Dempo Station on the Hanshin Namba Line
    4-minute walk from Chidoribashi Station on the Hanshin Namba Line
    4-minute walk from the Shikanjima and Chidoribashi bus stops on the city bus
  • schedule

    June 30th
    19:00 - 20:00
  • point

    Sins and impurities are transferred into Hitogata and Kurumagata icons, and three figure eights are made through the Chi no Wa grass ring so that participants may be purified and spend the next six months safe and free from misfortune. Afterwards, the mayoke shishi lion dancers exorcize calamities.
  • name

    Karasunomiya Shrine
  • tel

    06-6461-3592
  • general participation

    Yes
  • parking

    Restrictions apply during festivals.