Introduction of The Festival

Shamenchi Odori Kyoto City・Kyoto Pref

Eight boys march to Akimoto Jinja shrine carrying a lantern above their heads. The lantern is made of red paper and is detailed with openwork. In the Edo Period, the people in Yase founded Akimoto Jinja shrine to commemorate a favor bestowed upon them by Akimoto Tajimanokami, who protected the privilege of Yase villagers.

Category
Dance
Location(s)
Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City Yasetenmangusha
Date(s) of Matsuri
One day before the second Monday in October
Contact
Akimoto Jinja (075-781-2715)
Access
Two minutes walk from Furusatomae bus stop (Kyoto Bus)
URL
Conservation Group
Yasekyodobunka Hozonka (075-724-0255)
Note
Intangible folk cultural assets designated by the city