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Hitaki-sai (Harvest Thanksgiving Ritual) 丸山稲荷社火焚祭

Shichigosan-kisei-sai (Children's Feast (ages 7, 5, 3)) 七五三祈請祭
15th November 10am

Shichigosan-kisei-sai (Children's Feast (ages 7, 5, 3)) 七五三祈請祭

The feast for children aged 7, 5 and 3 is observed on 15th November. Parents take five-year-old boys and seven- or three-year-old girls to the local shrine to pray for their safe and healthy future. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is also crowded with many families wearing traditional costume for the celebrations.

23rd November 10am

Niiname-sai (First Fruits Ritual) 新嘗祭

At Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, local farmers dedicate the first fruits of their harvest, including rice, vegetables and fruits. On this day, we pray for lasting national prosperity, and express our gratitude for the bountiful harvest.

3rd November 10am
Meiji-sai (Meiji Emperor's Birthday) 明治祭

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