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Otaue Rice-Planting Ritual (Settsu Province Ichinomiya Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine)

This sacred ritual is held at Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine to pray for a bountiful harvest. The festival began when the Empress Jingu wished for a great harvest, and called rice-planting maidens from Nagato Province (present-day Yamaguchi Prefecture) to plant rice in the fields at the shrine here. The rice-planting ritual at Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine is performed according to tradtional methods, without simplification, making it a memorable experience for onlookers. As the rice-planting is going on, a lively dance performance will be held on the center stage area, and the ending Sumiyoshi-odori dance in particular in famous, and the sight of the dancers moving in the shape of the character for "heart" is striking. The Otaue Rice-Planting Ritual, which passes down old traditions, was designated a National Important Intangible Cultural Property on February 24th, 1979.
Time 2020/06/14 Beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Location Dai-ichi Moto-no-miya to the rice field
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

■By car
From the north: Take the Hanshin Expressway 15 Sakai Line, and head straight after exiting at the "Tamade" exit.
Turn left at the Shinkai Ikibashi Intersection, turn right at the Tsukanishi Intersection, and follow alongside the street car line for approx. 3 minutes.

From the south: Take the Hanshin Expressway 4 Kaigan Line and exit at "Ohama." Go North on 26, turn right at the Hamaguchi Intersection, take Nagaikoen-dori straight east, then right after turning right at the Anryu 1 Intersection, you'll travel alongside the street car right away. Oversized vehicles will not be able to pass.
Parking Paid parking available

Settsu Province Ichinomiya Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine

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

Iwaguni City Tourism Promotion Department

Iwaguni City Tourism Association Ukai Office
TEL: +81-827-28-2877

Notes ■Information about Traffic Restrictions
During the New Years holidays and Sumiyoshi Festival, traffic around the shrine will be restricted, so please use public transportation when you make your visit. Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine's parking lot will also be closed.
*New Years Traffic Restrictions
●Through traffic will be blocked from the 31st-1st (11:00 p.m. - around 7:00 p.m.), 2nd & 3rd (10:00 a.m. - around 7:00 p.m.)
*Summer Festival Traffic Restrictions
●Parking lot closed from July 30th-August 1st (final day)
●Through traffic will be blocked on July 30th - August 1st (6:00 p.m. - around 10:00 p.m.)
*For details, please see Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine's official website.