Sep 5, 2010

Karasu Sumo Wrestling @Kamigamo shrine on Sep 9th

Kamigamo shrine is one of Kyoto's 17 Unesco World Heritage sites.

Karasu means crows. After the ceremony in the main shrine, a priest holding a bow and arrow near the sand mounds in front of the hosodono pavilion leaps in a sideways motion and emits a cawing sound like a crow in a unique manner. After that there are sumo wrestling matches among the children of parishioners.

  • [ Kamigamo Shrine ]
  • Tel : 075-781-0011
    Access : City Bus No. 4 "Kamigamojinja-mae"

Sep 2, 2010

15th~17th Sep. Seiryu-e(Blue Dragon Dance)

15th (wed) - 17th(Fri) September from 14:00pm~
at KIYOMIZU Temple

Seiryu, a dragon, is said to drink the waterfall in Kiyomizu Temple.

Colorful parade of the blue dragon with people in traditional costume at 2:00PM

Admission ¥300

This performance is very traditional in Autumn at Kiyomizu Temple.

Access : City Bus No.206 "Kiyomizumichi"