Kurayami Festival (Okuni soul shrine)

The horse race ceremony is held on evening of May 3rd, the cruise of the mountain cars on the 4th, the banquet festival such as the Munakata Obon etc is held. On the 5th, the festival and Sekkatsu festival are carried out, and from 8 o’clock, 8 mikoshi and 6 taiko big drums are handed over to the journey while being lit by the lights of countless lanterns in the darkness.

■ Time schedule
May 1st
■ Praying festival (continued after the festival) 9:30 am
Festival praying that rain does not fall with safety during the festival.

May 2
■ Mirror Mirroring From 7:30 PM to 8 PM
A ceremony to polish and cleanse eight mirrors to be attached to a shrine mushroom with salt. However, it now pays to the main hall after polishing.
【OBJECTIVE】 Since mirror is a thing that not only reflects myself but also my own mind, polish the mirror and cleanse the hearts of the mikoshi holders as well.
【Origen】 It is also believed that dedicated mirrors that were thought to be expensive in the past to the shrine, knocked on the mirror put on the shrine, and paid demons with that sound. It is an indispensable shrine to clean the mirrors used for the magic before the festival.

May 3
■ Confetti of the mountain cars From 6 PM to 8 PM
Approximately 8 planks come out in the trees and lazily.
■ Horseracing type (Komakurabe) at 8 PM
The former Koshu Highway from the Ichinomoto to the Six Pieces, and the six heads travel 3 times back and forth a distance of 150 m.
【OBJECTIVE】 A lot of pastoral fishes are present around Fuchu from the time of the national priest, and it is part of a festival as well as communicating the history that Fuma horse was produced a lot.
【Orbital Cavalry】 The hands serve in a staple and a stone.

May 4
■ The aquarun festival at 9 am
A festival hanging a decorative rope on a shrine and purifying a shrine. It is the first time that a rope is hung and the Spirit is ready to move after exorcising on this day.
■ Munakkōkaikai 12:30 to 2:00 pm
It began in 1979, and before that it was attached to each municipal mikoshi in the neighborhood. Currently, the local youth society is the center, competing for the workmanship of the million lights to be produced every year, the skills of those who manipulate it, and the strength.
■ Children shrine transoker 1:30 pm
Excuse about 20 children’s mikoshi, then a child shrine mikoshi walks from the entrance to the alpine trees and walks through the town.
■ Taiko’s Echo Feb 5 pm – 6 pm
The biggest big drum in Japan is in front of the shrine Otorii. The sound that strikes the fullest echoes in the sky of Fuchu.
■ Float traveling from 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock in the afternoon
Focusing on the former Koshu Highway and the Keyaki Namiki in front of Otorii, 24 mountain cars from the city compete while playing accompaniment. The floats lit by the lights of the lanterns create a fantastic world.

May 5
■ Example festival 10 AM
The most important ritual at annual events
Cleanse 1:30 pm
A ceremony that walks with exorcising the road through which the mikoshi and drums pass. Prior to the delivery of a mikoshi, exorcise its way.
■ Taiko Feeding 2:30 PM
Big drums of each temple, including Miyachi Hiroshige Taiko, are sent from inside each town, inside the Shrine Gate and Hayaseo. It is beaten frequently for about 1 hour.
■ Miyano Shrine Shrine Binnai 2 p.m.
Go to Miyanoga Shrine in Shinko prefecture and perform a ceremonial occasion
■ Ceremonial ceremony 3:30 pm
A ceremony to give Kamiya’s cooking by giving it to the priest by Mr. Hosoya and Urano
■ Moving festival at 3:30 pm
A festival to report the transfer of the Holy Spirit to the shrine from the main hall. (General not disclosed)
Awesome ceremony Around 5:20 pm
A ceremony to pass swords and bows that consecrate in the sense of purification of mushrooms
■ Ceremony of the Holy Spirit 5:20 pm
Shinto shrines transfer the Holy Spirit from the main hall to each mikoshi
■ Shinkomori passing 6:00 pm 【Mainly of the Kurayama Festival】
With the signs of the fireworks, a big drum of six tones is beaten, and the shrine transit called “Okayama” which is the biggest sight of the festival is held. Eleven mikoshi are led by a majestic carrying hand and daiko drum wearing a white paddle, and handed over to the travel agency.

May 6
■ Mikoshi return (Welcome back) around 4 o’clock to 8 o’clock
Early in the morning, each mikoshi departed from the travel agency, guided by the big drum, cruised around the town, and returned to the shrine’s premises by 7:30 AM. From 7:30 am to 8 o’clock, all the eight mikoshi are in the shrine’s approach to the shrine.
■ Seiza Festival around 9 am
A festival that pays the Holy Spirit from the returning mikoshi to the main hall and reports that the Great Festival was successfully completed. It will be the end of the dark festival. (General not disclosed)

Venue: Okuni soul shrine
open time: Describe the time schedule above
event date: April 30th – May 6th
Remarks concerning the opening date: 3-1 Miyacho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
Access method (other): JR Fuchuhonmacho Station → 5 minutes on foot
For inquiries: 042 – 362 – 2130 (Okuni soul shrine)

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