Introduction of The Festival

Kuramayama Takekiri Eshiki Kyoto City・Kyoto Pref
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A famous priest in Mt.Kuramayama is said to have beaten a large snake by Shito’s power. Takekiri means cutting bamboo and Eshiki means event. In this event priests in Mt.Kuramayama are separated into two teams and compete which team can cut a 4-meter long bamboo, resembling a big snake, quicker.

Category
fortune-telling・Protection from evil
Location(s)
Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City Kuramadera Temple
Date(s) of Matsuri
June 20
Contact
Kuramadera Temple (075-741-2003)
Access
Kurama Station on Eizan Electric Railway
URL
Conservation Group
Note
Intangible folk cultural assets designated by the city