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Kurayami Matsuri 2021

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Kurayami Matsuri 2021

Mar 30 - Apr 6

kurayami-matsuri

Centered in Fuchu, the is one of the oldest of its kind in Tokyo. Every year, portable shrines known as mikoshi are carried around, but only in darkness to allow the gods’ divine spirit to remain unseen—hence the name kurayami (darkness). While the main event is set for the evening of May 5, when the mikoshi are brought to the beat of taiko drums, the festival starts on April 30 when the priests purify themselves with the water from the Shinagawa river. With a history that leads back to the 11th century, the Kurayami Matsuri remains to be a dynamic spectacle rich in culture.

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Start:
Mar 30
End:
Apr 6
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Venue

Okunitama Shrine
〒183-0023 Tokyo, Fuchu, Miyamachi, 3 Chome−1−1
Fuchu, Tokyo 183-0023 Japan
Phone:
042-362-2130
Website:
www.ookunitamajinja.or.jp