"Sai" means year and "tan" refers to the sunrise. The festival, held in the early morning of January 1st, begins the new year with a prayer for peace in the year to come.
placeNakami Shrine grounds
address834 Nakasho, Izumisano-shi, Osaka
transportIzumisano Station and Iharanosato Station on the Nankai Main Line
Kumatori Station on the JR Hanwa Line
scheduleJanuary 1st - 3rd
8:00 - 17:00
pointJanuary 1st from 10:00, 12:00, and 14:00
Shakuhachi woodwind, koto strings, and Japanese taiko drum performances are held as a part of a special New Year's offering. Also, from January 1st - 15th, visitors to the shrine can participate in the "Izumisano Lucky Six Shrine Visits." Visit Nakami's six auxiliary shrines, and press a stamp onto a special ema prayer board. Those who complete visits to all six shrines will receive a Chinese zodiac charm.