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カテゴリ:Sumiyoshi Shrine( 60 )


In Sumiyoshi Shrine, there used to be a temple, Sumiyoshi Jingu-Ji Temple.

In Japan, Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines had coexisted harmonically and peacefully for more than a thousand years until the end of the nineteenth century.

The gate to the temple still remains.

But it seems there is nothing to be done with the place where used to be the temple. It looks abandoned.

by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-25 18:02 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

The pine tree producing roses

This pine tree produces rose flowers………Looks as if it did.

Here in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, miracles could happen………

Well, here is the trick. One of the vines stretches up and cling to the branches.

by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-23 18:58 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

There was a tea ceremony at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine. I saw a lot of people wearing Japanese traditional clothes. They may be experts.

Did I attend? Well, first of all, I need to learn. It’s a shame.

by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-19 18:45 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Many events are going on to celebrate the 1800th year at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.

On 14th, there was a violin concert, which was one of the events. I was wondering where it was going to be.



It was at the first shrine! Incredible!

The concert started with “Amazing Grace”, which perfectly matched with the shrine.

Bach was good in the lovely spring breeze.
by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-15 22:10 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
This year, 2011 is the 1800th year of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.

There are many events going on now.

When an event is held, yes, Shirayuki, the god’s horse, is here.

The “former” Shirayuki is now retired, and new Shirayuki was dedicated on May 8, 2011, that is the 23th year of Heisei, which is just a few days ago.



by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-14 17:36 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

Flowers in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

Irises in Asazawa-sha


Unohana (deutzias) Garden is open until May 31.

Next week will be the best time for deutzias.

by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-09 00:31 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Daijo-Sai Festival for 1800th Anniversary of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is going to be taken place on the 12th of May.

Opening hours are different from the usual schedule:

May 11All gates are going to be closed at 3:00 p.m.
Prayer request is accepted until 2:30 p.m.

May 12Main area of the shrine is going to be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Prayer request is resumed to be accepted from 1:00 p.m..

There are posters like these here and there in and around Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.

This poster is the information of the events related to 1800th Festival at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

May 12
*1:00 p.m. Japanese Dancing

May 13
*6:00 p.m. Noh Performance: “Sumiyoshi Noh”

May 14
*Kagura Festival
From 9:00 a.m. Kagura by Ohmiya Sumiyoshi Shrine
From 1:00 a.m. Kagura by 万九千社立(I don’t know how to read, it could be thousands of ways …) Shrine

11:00 a.m. Hikime no Gi, Momodeshiki Ceremony
2:00 p.m. Violin Performance

May 15
*10:00 a.m. Parade and various performances
*1:00 p.m. Dancing and Plays and various performances
*5:00 p.m. Opera

May 19
*10:00 a.m. Tea Ceremony by Ura-Senke

May 24
*11:00 a.m. Tea Ceremony by Omote-Senke

This poster is for Noh scheduled on May 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission 8,000 yen

by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-09 00:15 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
The season of cherry blossoms is almost over.

I took these pictures of weeping cherry trees in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine last week.

The weeping cherry trees in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine have been a lot to do with imperial family.

Emperor Godaigo (1318~1339) of South Court in Northern and Southern Courts period liked the weeping cherry tree in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine. This was planted in memory of Emperor Godaigo later.

Actually, there used to be a temporary palace of South Court near Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.

This weeping cherry tree was planted in commemoration of the wedding of current prince and princess.

by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-19 19:26 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)

In the rice field of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, the flowers of renge, or Chinese milk vetch according to the dictionary, are blooming.

There are a bunch of “Koinobori”. Koinobori means carp shaped streamers, and it is for the Boy’s Festival of May 5th.

by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-13 17:31 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Cherry Blossoms in Sumiyoshi Shrine are becoming in full bloom soon.

This cherry tree seems different from other ones, "Somei Yoshino", which usually have pale pink blossoms.

Very Pink:

by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-07 18:08 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)