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

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カテゴリ:Sumiyoshi Shrine( 60 )

Today, the 1st of August was thefinal day of Sumiyoshi Festival.

The parade took place along Old Kishu Road.


These are the photos taken in Osaka City Side:

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The photos below were taken on Sakai Side:

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This year, due to the heavy rain in Nara, the Yamato River’s water level got too high to go into the river.


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The portable shrine went across the bridge.

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dissapointing...
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by berry-raspberry | 2017-08-01 20:11 | Sumiyoshi Shrine
Sumiyoshi Festival is held from July 30th to August 1st every year, and August 1st is the final day.

On the 1st of August, the big parade takes place.

It starts from Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine to Shukuin, the branch shrine of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine in Sakai City, and it’s about 4.6 km long.


The biggest event is the portable shrine crossing in the Yamato River.


This year, the portable shrine got renewed and got really shiny and golden than ever.



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The portable shrine arrived.

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The samurai soldiers arrived.

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They triggered their matchlock guns.

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Osaka side people carried the portable shrine to the river.
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In the middle of the river, Sakai side people took over and carried to Shukuin, the branch shrine of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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by berry-raspberry | 2016-08-02 00:25 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine right after the sunset.
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by berry-raspberry | 2015-10-22 00:33 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
About a week ago, I went to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine just to walk around.
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Then I happened to see the wedding.
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I have seen some brides and grooms but this was my first time that I actually saw the wedding ceremony at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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by berry-raspberry | 2014-07-03 00:27 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

Sumiyoshi Festival 2013

These are some photos from the parade of Sumiyoshi Festival this year.
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by berry-raspberry | 2013-08-02 00:58 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
After the Rice Planting Ritual, the rice is grown in organic ways at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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One way is to be helped by Aigamo Ducks.
I introduced about this two years ago.
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This year too, they are working hard eating worms and weeds.
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They just finished and started to take a break. When I got there around noon, some of them were still working on and in the water. Too bad I missed the shot!


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by berry-raspberry | 2013-07-18 00:20 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
There are lots of sunny days in Osaka in winter time.

Look at this clear sky!
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Everything looked beautiful under the sunshine in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine on this day.
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-12-04 23:56 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
In Japan, between April 29 and May 5, there are lots of National Holidays and this period of time is called “Golden Week”. Many people go out of the country, or go out of their own cities and enjoy their trips.

Me? Well, I had to catch up the housekeeping things that I could not get done, so I mostly stayed home. I enjoyed staying home. Really.

Here are some pictures of flowers that I took just before Golden Week at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine. It was quiet.

Actually, I hate going out during this kind of holiday season, so I prefer not to go out.
Even Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is crowded.

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Chinese Milk Vetches at holy rice field.

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Azaleas.

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Wisterias.

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Irises at Sengen Shrine, one of the branch shrines of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-05-07 00:28 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Now is the time for cherry blossoms. It is later than usual because of unusual cold winter.

Here are the pictures of cherry blossoms at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine today.

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(This cherry tree is of Ohtoshi Shrine, a kind of branch shrine of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, which is near Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine)
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-04-12 18:45 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

Getting ready for New Year

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Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is preparing for the big event of New Year.

Shirayuki is already here and is ready to play an important role.
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The flowers of Sazanka are blooming here and there at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine now.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-12-29 00:33 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)