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Kemari (ball kicking) Festival

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Kemari (ball kicking) Festival

This is time-honored ritual held based on the folklore regarding Fujiwara Kamatari, the enshrined deity of Tanzan Jinja shrine. According to the folklore, Fujiwarano Kamatari and Nakano Oeno Oji, the two key persons of Reformation of Taika, got to know each other through Kemari playing.
Date(s) November 3
Place Tanzan Jinja shrine in Sakurai City
Contact Tanzan Jinja Shrine
Access Three minutes walk from the last stop on the Tanzan Jinja route, which can be reached from Sakurai Station on the JR or Kintetsu Line.

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