First Shrine Visits on New Year's Day at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Sometimes called "Sumiyossan," the people of Osaka love Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Roughly two million people vi(...)
New Year's Eve Bell Striking and new years visit at Taiyuji Temple
Ring the bell and pray for the New Year.
Ibaraki Toka Ebisu Ritual at Ibaraki Jinjya Shrine
Festival of small shrine Ebisu Jinja, bustling with the Hoekago procession and people seeking good luck bamboo(...)
Futsugyosai Festival - Hatsumode (first worship of the year) at Osaka Temmangu Shrine -
The Osaka Temmangu Shrine is packed with crowds of worshippers on January 1. Shirozake (white Sake) is given o(...)
Osaka Temmangu Shrine Shogatsu New Year's
January 1st (New Year's Day Festival) A festival occurring in the early hours of new year's day to pray for p(...)
Karasunomiya Shrine Sakuya Konohana Ebisu-sai Festival
Ebisu Okami is the god of prosperity in business and industrial development. Karasunomiya is also known as Ebi(...)
New Year's Eve Bell Striking and New Year's visit at Shitennoji Temple
When the New Year's Eve bell tolling is finished, you are free to toll a bell for good luck/good fortune!
Nakami Shrine Saitan-sai New Year's Ritual
The festival, held in the early morning of January 1st, begins the new year with a prayer for peace in the yea(...)