Puppy (ingo) gourd festival (the Gion festival) is held this year.
Beginning of festival is age with last years of Edo era. Contagious disease was prevalent to Yamaga, and people of village were completely at a loss very much.
Then puppy appears out of nowhere and is said to be when epidemic saved extinction, town of Yamaga.
Thereafter we made figure of puppy with powder of rice with "gourd" to pour favorite liquor of Gion into and we decorated and came to pray room for perfect state of health for one year.
Day of festival is called "first katabira" in Yamaga, and it becomes custom to begin to wear yukata. (come with everybody yukata look by all means.)
Woman and child come with yukata look and become one of the charming sights of Yamaga.
In addition, the age is said to become good harvest when it drizzles on this day.
<the date and time> Saturday, June 15
※Unlike normal special event, there are none at start time.
The conferment (sale) of puppy gourd is started in the morning, but it is from average year around 16:00 that crowds increase, and most of finish the conferment (sale) by 21:00.
<place> The Yasaka-jinja Shrine (the Omiya Shrine precincts) outskirts
|The site||196, Yamaga, Yamaga-shi|
|Rate||Puppy gourd/600 yen ...|