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Sumiyoshi Festival (Settsu Province Ichinomiya Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine)

During the three hot days of this festival, all of Osaka will be purified. This is the grandest of the festivals at Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine, and as the last great festival at the end of the summer, it sees many visitors. On Marine Day in July, the "Portable Shrine Washing Rite" will begin the festival, followed by the "Yoi-miya" beginning at 8 p.m. on July 30th, the Regular Festival/Summer Nagoshi Harai Purification Ritual on the following day at 5:00 p.m., and on the final day, August 1st, the Mikoshitogyo procession will be held to transfer a portable shrine from its place in Sakai City in the evening. The festival's portable shrine weighs 2 tons. It's an impressive sight indeed as this incredible portable shrine is carried over the curved Soribashi bridge. On the evening of Marine Day in July, the portable shrine will be cleansed in Sumiyoshi Park. - This ritual is held to purify the portable shrine before its journey to its temporary resting place in Sakai City. The Yoiyama Festival begins at 8 p.m. on July 30th, and the Regular Festival/Summer Nagoshi Harai Purification Ritual begins at 5 p.m. on July 31st. - During the Summer Nagoshi Harai Purification Ritual, Nagoshi girls in splendid costumes will take a piece of straw, and pass through the purification wreath three times before going to the main shrine. This ritual is also designated a Folk Cultural Property by Osaka Prefecture. Kagura court music and dancing (Kumano dancing) and Sumiyoshi-odori dancing will be performed at the main shrine (Dai-ichi Moto-miya). The portable shrine procession (Mikoshitogyo) will be held in the afternoon on August 1st. - This procession is held to transfer the spirit of the Sumiyoshi Daijin deity to a temporary home in Sakai City. The passage of the heavy shrine over the curved Soribashi bridge and through the Yamato River is a truly gallant sight. You're sure to be impressed by the strength on display.Photo provided by:Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
Time 2023/07/30 - 2023/08/01 Afternoon
Location Marine Day in July in the evening at Sumiyoshi Park
July 30th Yoimiya Festival, July 31st Summer Nagoshi Harai Purfication Ritual/Regular Festival, from the May Hall to the Main Hall
August 1st Osaka City (Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine) - Temporary Resting Place (Shrine Location in Sakai City)
Access ■Nankai Electric Railway
・3 minute walk to the east from Sumiyoshi-Taisha Station on the Nankai Main Line
・5 minute walk to the west from Sumiyoshi-Higashi Station on the Nankai Koya Line

■Hankai Line directly in front of Sumiyoshi Torii-mae Station
*This is a street car
Parking During the summer Sumiyoshi Festival, there will be some restrictions on traffic and shrine parking lots will be closed (July 30th - August 1st). *For the latest information, see the Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine official website.

Settsu Province Ichinomiya Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine

2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 558-0045

TEL: +81-6-6672-0753

Notes Traffic restricted: July 30th - August 1st 6 p.m. - around 10 p.m.