Post Tagged with: "Kifune Shrine"

by / on July 6, 2015 at 4:07 PM / in Matsuri-Festival, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Nagoshi-no-Harae at Kifune Shrine in Kyoto.

Summer Purification at Kifune shrine in Kyoto: The annual Nagoshi-no-harae (夏越の祓) or “Summer Purification” is celebrated at the end of the first 6 months of the year. Thus June 30th is a day when many people all over Japan visit a shrine to purify themselves from misdeeds and impurities. Most shrines set up a “chinowa” wreath and after a small […]

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by / on October 5, 2012 at 10:53 AM / in Kibune, Out Of The Box

Tamayori Hime Built Oku-no Miya in Kibune!

If you walk all the way up the Kibune Road, roughly about 200 meters or so, one of the original great yorishiro, you will see a great tree surrounded by a sacred rope called shimenawa. This pine tree is grown from a single root and is a Double trunk or twin trunked tree. It’s been said, it’s a symbol of […]

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