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Tanzan Jinja shrine Kemari Festival

談山神社 けまり祭
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Data ID 290200148
Name of film commission Nara Prefectural Film Commission
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Location Sakurai city, Nara prefecture
Date photographed 10/2002
Time photographed Daytime
Weather photographed Fine
Description This sporty festival at Tanzan Jinja Shrine is held on November 3, a time when the precincts are ablaze with the fall colors of over 3,000 Japanese maple trees. Shinto priests enter the shrine grounds in a traditional procession, wearing colorful garb from the 7th century. After a series of elaborate rituals, they loosen their decorum and get into a round of kemari, a traditional courtly game resembling hacky-sack with an over-sized ball. It can be an amusing spectacle to watch the widly overdressed priests throw themselves around.
Era of location (facility) Nothing
Parking not available
Contact Noborioji-cho 30, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8501
Inquiry Phone:0742-27-8478
Fax:0742-27-7215
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