The Omizu-okuri ceremony 若狭神宮寺のお水送り

The sending of holy water

 

Every March 2, in the city of Obama, takes place a strange ceremony called Omizu-okuri , literally "the sending of water".

 


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    Jingu-ji is located a 30-minute walk from Higashi-Obama station. On March 2, shuttles depart from Obama Station.
  • Access

    The festival is open to the public from 1 p.m. with an archery rite in the courtyard of Jingu-ji. The procession departs from Jingu-ji at 6 p.m.

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