Okunitama Jinja Shrine: Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival)

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Okunitama Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo that is located in the center of Fuchu City. The zelkova trees on the path to the shrine are designated as National Natural Treasures. Surrounded by such greenery, the shrine is much loved as a place of relaxation. The shrine’s annual festival is called the Kurayami (darkness) Festival, when mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried in the darkness. Another popular feature is the large-scale plant fair where a number of gardeners come from all over the Kanto Region starting in March, and many booths are set up at the shrine. The festival starts on April 30 and continues through May 6. You could come and see the highlights only, but we also recommend visiting several times during the period. The mikoshi parade departs the shrine at six in the evening of May 5 and returns at four in the morning of the 6th.
The mikoshi parade route is extended since 2017 for an even more dynamic procession.

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3-1 Miyamachi


Okunitama Jinja Shrine

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Website:http://www.ookunitamajinja.or.jp/matsuri/( External link )


2018.4.30 - 2018.5.6

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