Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Abiko Kannon Temple

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Abiko Kannon Temple was founded in 546 A.D and is the oldest Kannon temples in Japan. It is said that Prince Shotoku funded to build this temple.
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On February 3rd, this temple exhibits its statue of Kannon. There are lots of visitors, stands and stalls on this day every year.

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From February 1st to 7th, there are events of “Yakubarai”, which means getting rid of evil spirits, there are many visitors coming.
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But especially on February 3rd, this temple gets lively.
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You will see the arrows to show the direction to Abiko Kannon Temple around this area during this period.
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Many people buy “Yakuyoke Manju” (sweets for getting rid of evil spirits) for their souvenirs.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-02-01 19:44 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)