Osaka Shitennoji Doyadoya Festival (watch a video)

by Hideo

Please watch a Video !!

On January 14th "Doyadoya Festival"

was held at Shitennoji Temple in Osaka. 

The doyadya festival is one of the three strange festivals in Japan and is held in prayer for world peace and rich harvest.  Another name of the festival is naked festival.

  In the first half nearby kindergarten children participated. In the last half local students are divided into two teams and grab papers of talisman. 

The team ends up with more papers is the winner. 

Although students wearing only loincloth are thrown by water in the cold, they have courage to enter the hall of Rokujido to grab papers.

☆ Please refer to Temple Town in the South of Osaka .

Thank you.

Osaka Shitennoji Doyadoya Festival (watch a video)

Osaka Shitennoji Doyadoya Festival (watch a video)

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15 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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