Ebisu Festival Imamiya & Nishinomiya Shrines (video )

by Hideo

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Ebisu Festivals

 are held on January 9th, 10th and 11th every year.  Ebisu is one of the seven fortune deities consisting of three Chinese deities, three Indian deities and one Japanese deity. 

Ebisu is a traditional Japanese deity and most Japanese pray for business success at Ebisu shrines. 

I visited both Imamiya Shrine in Osaka and Nishinomiya Shrine in Hyogo Prefecture.  Both shrines are dedicated to Ebisu. 

In Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

Japanese buy bamboo grass decorated with auspicious ornaments. I heard vendors shouting  "Bring bamboo grass !! bring good business !!"

If you want to visit Imamiya Ebisu Shrine, please refer to Enjoy Osaka Minami (Dotombori,Kuromon Market, Shinsekai) .

Please refer to Temple Town in the South of Osaka .

Thank you.

 

Ebisu Festival Imamiya & Nishinomiya Shrines (video )

Nishinomiya Shrine

is the head shrine of Ebisu.  In the shrine, with the opening of the gates at six in the morning on January 10th, several thousand people rush the approach to the main shrine with a length of 230 meters.  The first three people who reach the main building are chosen to be the lucky persons of the year.  This year the luckiest person was a university student.

Ebisu Festival Imamiya & Nishinomiya Shrines (video )

  I bought fortune bamboo grasses in prayer for the safety of my family and good guide business.   

Ebisu Festival Imamiya & Nishinomiya Shrines (video )

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12 Jan 2015


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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