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"

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