Event Calendar

Deer Antler Cutting Ceremony
  • Deer Antler Cutting Ceremony
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Saturdays and Sundays in October
  • The deer antler cutting ceremony was first held in order to prevent people from being injured during...
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Kemari (ball kicking) Festival
  • Kemari (ball kicking) Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:November 3
  • This is time-honored ritual held based on the folklore regarding Fujiwara Kamatari, the enshrined de...
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Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri
  • Kasuga Wakamiya Onmatsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:December 15th to 18th
  • This is an annual celebration held by Wakamiya shrine, which is the subordinate shrine of Kasuga Tai...
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Wakakusayama Hill Grass Burning Ceremony
Shunie (Omizutori)
  • Shunie (Omizutori)
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:March 1st to 14th
  • This ritual was started in 752 as an anga (ascetic practice) to repent our misdeeds to the Eleven-fa...
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Uchiwamaki (paper fan scattering ceremony)
Saikusa Matsuri Festival (Yuri Matsuri Festival)
Renge-e (Kawazutobi)
  • Renge-e (Kawazutobi)
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:July 7
  • A ritual to offer lotus flowers to Zao Gon Gen of the temple. A famous Kawazu-tobi event is a part ...
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Light-up Promenade Nara
  • Light-up Promenade Nara
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Mid July to Late September
  • Historically important structures and the like such as World Heritage Sites, including Todaiji and K...
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Chugen Mantoro
  • Chugen Mantoro
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:August 14th to 15th
  • The 3,000 lanterns within the precincts have been donated by regular citizens, including Fujiwara, o...
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