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Sumomo Matsuri (Okunitama Jinja Shrine)

Sumomo Matsuri

Source: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

“Sensu” (Folding fan) and “Uchiwa” (Paper fan) with crows motif are popular as good Luck Charm

The origin of the festival is that the warlord Minamoto no Yoriyoshi and his son Yoshiie prayed the victory at Okunitama Jinja Shrine for Zenkunen War (Zenkunen no Eki) that is subjugation of Oshu Abe family. The festival is begun for visiting to shrine the victory thanks. They were offering of the plum “Sumomo” at that time, therefore plum market started in the precincts. It is said that there are benefits of rich harvest, epidemic exclusion, and good luck in “Sensu” (Folding fan) and “Uchiwa” (Paper fan) with crows motif that are sold only at the festival. About 70,000 people visit the festival.

Sumomo Matsuri (Okunitama Jinja Shrine)

Source: Fuchu Sightseeing Association

Details

Event Name Sumomo Matsuri (Okunitama Jinja Shrine)
Venue Okunitama Jinja Shrine
Dates July 20, 2017
Open Hours 【Sales of Folding fan and Paper fan】6:00 – 21:00
【Stalls】7:00 – 21:00
Admission Free
Address 3-1 Miyamachi Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
Contact 042-362-2130
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