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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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)
Yesterday morning, when I walked along Midosuji Avenue, I saw the floats of the parade waiting on the bridge over the Dotonbori River.
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And you can see a lot of people with bamboo boughs like him especially in Namba Area.
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Yes, from January 9 to 11, Ebessan Fastival was held in Osaka.

Ebessan (Yebisu-san) is one of the deities, who provides prosperity.
Osaka is a merchants’ city so a lot of merchants pray for prosperity during this period.

On the way back home from Shinsaibashi, because I go through Namba area, I dropped by Imamiya Yebisu Shrine.

Wow! Look at this crowds on the way to the shrine!
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After I reached the gate, a lot more crowds were waiting for praying.
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You can get a bamboo bough for free after you pray, and you buy charms, or ornaments to hang on the boughs in the shrine. Next year, you have to return it and get a new one.
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What does Ebessan look like?
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by berry-raspberry | 2013-01-11 23:23 | Osaka City- Naniwa | Comments(1)
As I’ve been telling you, it’s hot. It’s very hot. The temperature goes up to about 37 degrees every day.
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But when it comes to festival, people get energetic.
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There was a parade of Sumiyoshi Festival on August 1.

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Children are so powerful.

And this is the famous Sumiyoshi Odori, the dancing originated at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine and Temple about 1300 years ago.




On the same day, at the night of August 1, there is PL fireworks in Tondabayashi-City in southern part of Osaka prefecture every year.
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I saw this from the secret place in Osaka City.
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-08-03 00:45 | Osaka | Comments(0)
It’s been hot. It’s been extremely hot these several days.

When I go to Abeno-Tennoji Area, I ride a bike for exercise, and of cause to save some money these days, but under this kind of weather, I hate to ride a bike, because it’s too hot.

Health is more important than money in this case.

So I take the Hankai Tram, which is convenient, and actually, it’s not too expensive. I should take this more often.

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This is the Tennnoji Station of Hankai Uemachi Line. This tram takes you to Hamadera Park.

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This is inside of the tram. Some girls are wearing Yukata, because there is “Sumiyoshi Festival” from July 30 to August 1. There is going to be a parade tomorrow on August 1 along the Kishu Road from Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine to Shukuin, Sakai City. It starts at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine around 1:00 p.m.

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The girls in Yukata got off at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.

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This is Anryu-machi Station. Looks…. HOT!
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-07-31 17:57 | Osaka | Comments(0)
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Not so far from Abiko Station of subway Midosuji Line, there is OhYosami Shrine.
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This shrine is very old, as old as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, and started probably around 1800 years ago.
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This monument shows that there used to be a beautiful pond.


It is not so well-known, but there are beautiful cherry blossoms along its approach.
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There is going to be a spring festival at this shrine on April 16.


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by berry-raspberry | 2012-04-13 18:28 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

Abiko Kannon Temple for New Year

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Most Japanese go to shrines for new year, but some people go to temples.
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For example, in Osaka City, there is a Buddhist temple called "Abiko Annon".
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This is the oldest Kannon Temple in Japan, and it is said Prince Shotoku started this temple.
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There is a big festival on February 3, the day of Setsubun here at Abiko Kannon.
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(People offer sticks of incense)
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This temple get more exciting on February 3!
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Abiko Kannon Temple is 3 or 4 minute walk from Abiko Station of Subway Midosuji Line, 7 or 8 minute walk from Abiko-cho Station of JR Hanwa Line.
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-01-04 22:12 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)
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Last year, the parade was taken place on Sunday, but this year, the 1st day of August is Monday.
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I could not see the parade, but I dropped by Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine and got to see the waiting area for the parade participants.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-08-01 19:10 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
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Abe Oji Shrine and Abe no Seimei Shrine are between Kumano Road and Abeno-suji Avenue. These two shrines are close to each other.
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On July 27, and 28, the summer festival is held at these two shines. So now, it is being held.
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On Abeno-suji Avenue, there are row of numbers of stands.

There is a long line….
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for Japanese style shaved ice.
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On Kumano road as well,
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there are a lot of stands.
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Yummy? Looks like it is.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-28 19:20 | Osaka City -Abeno | Comments(0)

Ikune Shrine's Tanabata Ritual

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At Ikune Shrine close to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, there is an interesting loop.
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There are oblong cards which express each child’s or person’s wish.
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There is an instruction how to go around.
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The 7th day of July is the day of Star Festival, in Japanese, Tanabata. Some shines across Japan have rituals for it. At Ikune Shrine, the fire ritual starts at 7:30 p.m. on July 7.

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by berry-raspberry | 2011-07-06 17:46 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)

Rice Planting Ritual, 2011

There was rice planting ritual at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine today. It is held on June 14th every year.

Unfortunately, I had only 5 minutes that I could stay for today.

There were a lot of people.
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I could see nothing.


However, I can show you what was going on inside.
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Not the picture of last year’s.
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Well, I happened to see the rehearsal yesterday.
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If there are no people, it will be like this.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-14 18:12 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)