July 20 (Fri) and 21 (Sat) , 2018

Nanba-Jinjia (Shrine) Himuro Matsuri (Festival)

Naba Jinjia was relocated to its current location during the Osaka castle fortification. On the premises, there is a camphor tree with an age of 400 years or more, the Osaka Preserved Trees No. 1; it survived the Showa's war damage and was worshipped as a source of strength. In addition, Bakuro Inari Shrine, a deity for prosperous business, is an Inari-san (god of harvest) that represents Osaka. Himuro matsuri (Ice storehouse festival) originated from a story: in one summer, a person found an ice storehouse in a field during his hunting, and he contributed this ice to Emperor Jintoku. The emperor was very happy and established the ice storehouse system thereafter. In the same day, ice-making companies will offer icicles, and crushed ices will be offered to shrine visitors in the evening (free). It is said that eating the ice prevents you from suffering from the summer heat.

難波神社 氷室祭(ひむろまつり)

Date July 20 (Fri) and 21 (Sat) , 2018
Description 20 (Fri) = Yoimiya (festival's eve) from 15:30, 21 (Fri)=Kangyosai (return festival ) from 11:30 * The Nagoshi-no-oharai traditional Shinto music and dancing will be performed by miko (shrine maidens)on both of these two days. (Admission-paid / Accepted from 18:00 to 21:30). From 19:00 on 20 (Wed), an amateur Taiko drum contest will be held. See passionate performances by those confident in their skills coming from across the country. From 19:00 to 19:30 and from 20:30 to 21:00 on 21 (Thurs), there will be a powerful performance by the professional Taiko player group "Wadaiko Hiryu" (May be cancelled due to rain).
Access 4-1-3, Bakuroumachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka (5minutes walk from "Hommachi", 5minutes walk from "Shinsaibashi")
Website http://www.nanba-jinja.or.jp/
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