Core Kyoto mini Zuiki Matsuri: A Celebration of the Local Harvests

Core Kyoto

5m 00s
Broadcast on August 5, 2021 Available until March 31, 2026

Kitano Tenmangu shrine holds the Zuiki Matsuri festival over 5 days in early October. Sacred palanquins carry the spirit of Sugawara no Michizane, who was a scholar and politician over 1,000 years ago, through the parish to its temporary abode. Residents spend a month festooning one float, that has a 400-year history, with local produce and imbue it with gratitude for an abundant harvest. Discover this festival that retains vestiges of bygone days when the district was a farming area.

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